When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply an authentic street address, email account and phone as per the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the public on WHOIS web sites too, so anyone can check your information and a lot of individuals may not be OK with that fact. Consequently, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will view 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 names refer to the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.