When you register a domain, you are asked to supply a genuine address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can see your information and a lot of individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, a lot of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.