When you register a domain, you are asked to supply an authentic postal address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can see your information and certain people may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, numerous companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.