According to the policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Moreover, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may be okay for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everyone can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity fraud is not that unusual. That’s why registrar companies have launched a service that conceals the details of their customers without editing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic Top-Level Domain extensions, but it is still not possible to conceal your private info with certain country-code ones.