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 correct and up to date all the time. Plus, this info is freely available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. Because of this, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your private info with certain country-code extensions.