According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. That is the reason why domain registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code extensions.