In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. What’s more, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. That’s why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.