According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. In addition, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that atypical. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the 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’s still impossible to conceal your private info with certain country-code extensions.