When you register a domain name, you need to supply a valid home address, email account and phone number as per the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anybody can check your information and some individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.