According to the policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Moreover, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup web sites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because anyone can see their names and their personal email and postal addresses, all the more so in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. That is why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their customers without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. If it’s activated, people will view the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to hide your information with some country-code extensions.