In accordance with the policies adopted 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. Plus, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be OK for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in times when identity fraud isn’t that unusual. For this reason, registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without editing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS lookup. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your private details with some country-code extensions.