When you register a domain name, you have to give a valid postal address, email account and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anybody can view your details and a lot of individuals may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, plenty of domain name registrars have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.