When you register a domain name, you need to give a genuine home address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be delighted with this. As a consequence, many domain name registrars have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, 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 the exact same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.