When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply a valid address, email account and telephone as per the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, though, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anybody can see your information and a lot of people may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, plenty of registrar companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also known as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this service.