In accordance with the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Furthermore, this information is publicly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can see their names and their personal email and street addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud isn’t that rare. For this reason, registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your personal info with some country-code extensions.