According to the policy adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. At the same time, this information is publicly available on WHOIS websites and while this may not be a problem for firms, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everybody can see their names and their personal postal and email addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that uncommon. Because of this, registrars have introduced a service that conceals the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s activated, people will see the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal details with some country-code extensions.