According to the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. In addition, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can view their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity fraud is not that rare. This is the reason why domain name registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is called ID Protection, Privacy Protection or WHOIS Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, 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 is still impossible to conceal your details with some country-code extensions.