When you register a domain name, you are asked to provide a genuine home address, email account and phone in accordance with the policy 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 sites too, so anybody can view your information and certain people may not be okay with this. As a consequence, lots of companies have introduced the so-called Whois Privacy Protection service, which hides the domain name registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or Whois Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the world allow Whois Privacy Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.