When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply a genuine street address, email account and telephone number as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can view your information and some people may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, a lot of domain registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.