When you register a domain name, you are requested to provide a valid street address, email account and phone as per the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This info, however, is not kept only by the registrar company, but is available to the public on WHOIS check websites too, so anyone can check your info and lots of individuals may not be delighted with that fact. As a result, lots of domain registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to the very same service. Today, 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 this option.