In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. This is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code ones.