In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be valid and accurate at all times. Furthermore, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud isn’t that uncommon. Because of this, domain name registrars have introduced a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your personal info with some country-code ones.