When you register a domain name, you have to supply an authentic home address, email account and phone number as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS web sites too, so anybody can view your info and a lot of individuals may not be okay with that fact. As a result, lots of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.