When you register a domain, you are required to supply a genuine postal address, email and phone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check sites too, so anyone can check your info and certain people may not be comfortable with that fact. As a consequence, a lot of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the client’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.