In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for companies, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that rare. For this reason, registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your private information with certain country-code ones.