When you register a domain, you are asked to supply a genuine postal address, email account and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your information and lots of people may not be pleased with that fact. As a consequence, a lot of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. As of now, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.