When you register a domain, you need to give a valid address, email account and telephone number 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 name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anyone can see your details and many people may not be delighted with this. Consequently, plenty of companies have launched the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be activated, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this option.