When you register a domain name, you have to give a genuine address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS lookup sites as well, so anybody can see your info and lots of people may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, many registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.