In accordance with the policies approved 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 at all times. Plus, this info is freely visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. For this reason, registrar companies have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your information with some country-code ones.