In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Plus, this information is openly visible on WHOIS websites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. For this reason, registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your details with some country-code extensions.