When you register a domain name, you are obliged to supply a genuine home address, email and phone number as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS lookup web sites as well, so anyone can view your information and lots of people may not be satisfied with that fact. As a consequence, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.