In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. Besides, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. Because of this, registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s active, people will view the details of the domain registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. 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 extensions.