According to the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. At the same time, this information is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That’s the reason why registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.