When you register a domain, you have to supply an authentic postal address, email account and phone number in accordance with 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 visible to the general public on WHOIS lookup websites too, so anyone can check your information and some people may not be pleased with this. Consequently, plenty of domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to one and the same service. As of now, 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 the service.