In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Furthermore, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. This is the reason why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your private details with certain country-code ones.