In accordance with the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate all the time. Besides, this information is freely available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. For this reason, domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal info with certain country-code ones.