When you register a domain name, you are requested to supply a valid postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can see your details and certain individuals may not be okay with this. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.