When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a valid home address, email account and telephone number as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anybody can see your details and some people may not be delighted with this. Consequently, many registrars have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the registrant’s info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this option.