When you register a domain name, you need to supply an authentic postal address, email and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can check your details and many people may not be happy with this. Consequently, numerous domain name registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or 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 enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.