In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. That is why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal details with certain country-code extensions.