When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a genuine home address, email account and phone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS sites too, so anybody can check your info and many individuals may not be pleased with that fact. Consequently, many companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.