According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft is not that atypical. That is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code extensions.