According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. That is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your details with certain country-code ones.