When you register a domain, you are requested to supply a genuine postal address, email account and telephone number in accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This information, however, is not kept only by the domain registrar, but is visible to the public on WHOIS check web sites as well, so anyone can check your information and many people may not be happy with that fact. Consequently, many domain name registrars have introduced the so-called ID Protection service, which hides the client’s contact information and upon a WHOIS check, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s. This service is also called WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection, but all these terms refer to the exact same service. Currently, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-specific extensions that don’t support this service.