When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a valid address, email and telephone in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can check your info and certain people may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, a lot of registrar companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as 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 enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.