In accordance with the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Additionally, this info is publicly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everybody can view their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that atypical. For this reason, domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your information with certain country-code ones.