According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. What’s more, this info is freely available on WHOIS websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. That is the reason why registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private information with some country-code ones.