When you register a domain, you need to supply a valid home address, email account and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can see your info and some individuals may not be delighted with that fact. Consequently, a lot of domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.