In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. This is why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.