When you register a domain name, you need to provide an authentic street address, email account and phone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anyone can view your info and some people may not be comfortable with that fact. Consequently, numerous registrar companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Currently, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.