When you register a domain, you are asked to supply an authentic home address, email and phone number in accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites too, so anybody can view your details and some individuals may not be okay with this. As a consequence, numerous domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.