When you register a domain name, you are obliged to give a genuine street address, email account and phone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anyone can see your information and certain people may not be comfortable with this. As a result, plenty of domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’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 called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.