When you register a domain name, you are required to supply an authentic postal address, email and telephone number in accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, though, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS websites too, so anybody can check your information and certain people may not be satisfied with this. Consequently, many companies have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the same service. Currently, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.