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 accurate all the time. Additionally, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal street and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that infrequent. That is why registrar companies have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will view the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your private info with some country-code ones.