In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. In addition, this info is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that atypical. Because of this, domain registrars 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 is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, 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 private details with some country-code ones.