According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. At the same time, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that rare. That is the reason why registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private details with certain country-code ones.