In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in times when identity theft is not that atypical. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain 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 is still impossible to conceal your info with certain country-code extensions.