In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That’s why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.