When you register a domain, you are requested to give a genuine postal address, email and telephone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, though, is not kept only by the registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check sites as well, so anyone can view your details and certain people may not be okay with that fact. As a result, plenty of registrar companies have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain name registrant’s information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support this service.