When you register a domain, you are asked to supply a genuine home address, email account and telephone as per the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can view your info and a lot of individuals may not be happy with this. Consequently, numerous registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the domain registrant’s details and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. At the moment, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be activated, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.