In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. In addition, this information is freely visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.