In accordance with the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and accurate at all times. Moreover, this info is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be okay for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since everybody can view their names and their personal email and street addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that infrequent. This is the reason why domain registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will view the details of the domain 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 name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your information with certain country-code extensions.