According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate all the time. Moreover, this information is openly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal home and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that rare. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, 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 conceal your details with some country-code extensions.