According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that rare. That’s the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with some country-code extensions.