When you register a domain, you are required to provide a valid street address, email and phone in accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. This information, however, is not kept only by the registrar, but is accessible to the general public on WHOIS lookup web sites too, so anyone can see your information and many people may not be happy with this. Consequently, a lot of companies have launched the so-called ID Protection service, which conceals the registrant’s contact info and upon a WHOIS lookup, people will view 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 terms refer to one and the same service. Today, most of the TLDs around the world allow ID Protection to be enabled, but there are still country-code extensions that do not support the service.