When you register a domain, you are required to supply an authentic address, email and telephone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anybody can view your info and some individuals may not be okay with that fact. Consequently, many companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.