According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. What’s more, this information is publicly available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that rare. Because of this, domain registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal details with some country-code extensions.