When you register a domain name, you are requested to supply a genuine home address, email and telephone 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 registrar company, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS sites too, so anybody can check your information and some people may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, numerous domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the same service. At the moment, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.