When you register a domain name, you are asked to supply an authentic address, email and telephone number in accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is visible to the general public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anybody can view your details and many people may not be delighted with that fact. As a consequence, many registrar companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the client’s information and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also known as Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these terms refer to the very same service. As of now, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that don’t support the service.