When you register a domain, you are obliged to provide an authentic street address, email and telephone in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is visible to the public on WHOIS sites as well, so anyone can check your info and some individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a result, numerous domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s contact details and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. Nowadays, most of the top-level domain names around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.