In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Besides, this info is freely visible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft isn’t that rare. This is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal details with some country-code ones.