When you register a domain, you are obliged to supply a genuine address, email account and phone number in accordance with 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 web sites too, so anybody can view your details and lots of individuals may not be happy with that fact. As a result, a lot of registrar companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.