In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Plus, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that unusual. This is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with certain country-code extensions.