When you register a domain name, you are required to give a valid home address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anyone can check your info and a lot of people may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.