When you register a domain name, you need to supply a valid street address, email and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS sites as well, so anybody can check your info and many people may not be satisfied with that fact. As a result, many companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see 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 expressions refer to one and the same service. Now, most of the TLDs around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.