When you register a domain name, you are requested to give a valid home address, email account and telephone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can check your details and certain people may not be okay with this. As a consequence, plenty of domain registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.