According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name 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 companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That’s why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case 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 Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.