When you register a domain name, you are obliged to provide a genuine postal address, email and phone in accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain name registrar, but is available to the general public on WHOIS check websites as well, so anyone can check your information and some individuals may not be comfortable with this. As a consequence, lots of registrars have come up with the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the domain registrant’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner. This service is also called Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection, but all these expressions refer to the exact same service. Today, most of the top-level domain names around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that do not support this service.