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 valid and accurate at all times. Additionally, this information is publicly accessible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for corporations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, since anybody can view their names and their personal postal and email addresses, especially in an age when identity fraud is not that unusual. This is why registrar companies have launched a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they do a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it’s still impossible to hide your details with some country-code ones.