When you register a domain, you are asked to supply an authentic address, email account and telephone in accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check web sites too, so anybody can see your details and some individuals may not be happy with this. As a consequence, many domain registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the exact same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this option.