When you register a domain name, you are required to supply a genuine home address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS websites as well, so anyone can check your details and some people may not be comfortable with this. Consequently, numerous domain name registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also popular as WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these expressions refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the Top-Level Domains around the globe allow ID Protection to be added, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support this option.