When you register a domain, you have to provide an authentic postal address, email and telephone number as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS lookup sites too, so anybody can view your details and a lot of people may not be pleased with that fact. Consequently, a lot of registrar companies have come up with the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Whois Privacy Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to the same service. At the moment, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.