In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Moreover, this info is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that infrequent. This is the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code extensions.