When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a genuine address, email account and telephone number as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anyone can view your details and lots of individuals may not be pleased with this. As a result, plenty of companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. Now, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.