When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide a genuine street address, email and phone number in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anybody can see your information and a lot of individuals may not be delighted with this. As a consequence, a lot of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.