When you register a domain, you need to supply an authentic street address, email account and phone number 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 domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anyone can see your info and certain people may not be satisfied with this. As a consequence, lots of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.