When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a valid address, email and phone 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 registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can check your details and a lot of individuals may not be delighted with that fact. As a result, a lot of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.