When you register a domain, you are obliged to give a genuine postal address, email account and phone number as per the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This info, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anybody can view your details and many individuals may not be OK with that fact. As a consequence, numerous companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s 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 popular as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these names refer to one and the same service. Nowadays, most of the TLDs around the globe allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support the service.