In accordance with the policies adopted 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. Plus, this information is freely available on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is why domain name registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your details with certain country-code extensions.