When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide an authentic home address, email account and phone as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your details and many individuals may not be delighted with this. Consequently, a lot of registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.