When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide a genuine postal address, email account and phone number as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anybody can see your information and lots of individuals may not be pleased with that fact. As a consequence, many registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, 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 same service. Today, 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.