When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply a genuine street address, email and telephone as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can view your info and some individuals may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, a lot of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.