In accordance with the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date all the time. Furthermore, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that uncommon. This is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal details with some country-code extensions.