When you register a domain, you are asked to give an authentic address, email account and telephone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anyone can check your details and a lot of people may not be okay with this. Consequently, plenty of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.