When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply an authentic postal address, email account and phone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS websites as well, so anybody can see your info and many people may not be OK with this. As a result, many registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. As of now, 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 the service.