When you register a domain name, you are required to supply a valid address, email account and telephone as per the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anyone can check your details and many individuals may not be pleased with this. As a result, lots of registrar companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.