When you register a domain name, you are required to supply an authentic street address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can check your details and many individuals may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, lots of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.