When you register a domain, you need to provide a valid street address, email account and telephone number as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can see your details and certain individuals may not be happy with this. As a consequence, numerous registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact 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 service.