When you register a domain name, you are obliged to supply a valid street address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can check your details and many individuals may not be delighted with this. As a result, lots of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.