When you register a domain name, you have to supply a genuine street address, email and telephone 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 registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can see your details and certain individuals may not be happy with this. Consequently, lots of registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’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 known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.