According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That’s why domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your private information with some country-code extensions.