When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide an authentic home address, email and phone in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anyone can see your info and many people may not be satisfied with that fact. As a result, lots of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.