According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. What’s more, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, particularly in times when identity theft isn’t that uncommon. That is the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your details with certain country-code ones.