When you register a domain, you are requested to give an authentic street address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anybody can see your details and a lot of people may not be pleased with this. As a result, lots of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.