When you register a domain name, you are required to give an authentic home address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your info and some people may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, plenty of domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID 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 Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support the service.