In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. In addition, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that atypical. That is why 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’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code extensions.