In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Besides, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private information with certain country-code extensions.