When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a genuine street address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anybody can view your details and many people may not be comfortable with that fact. As a consequence, plenty of domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.