When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide an authentic home address, email and phone number as per the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anybody can view your info and lots of individuals may not be satisfied with this. As a result, plenty of companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’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 popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.