In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. At the same time, this information is freely available on WHOIS web sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. That is why domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to conceal your personal information with some country-code extensions.