When you register a domain name, you need to give a genuine address, email account and telephone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anyone can view your info and certain individuals may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, many companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.