In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that atypical. For this reason, domain registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your private details with some country-code ones.