When you register a domain name, you are required to supply an authentic postal address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can view your details and certain individuals may not be satisfied with this. As a result, lots of registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.