According to 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 at all times. Additionally, this info is publicly available on WHOIS sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is the reason why registrar companies have introduced a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your personal details with some country-code ones.