In accordance with the policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact information a domain name is registered with must be valid and up to date at all times. What’s more, this information is freely accessible on WHOIS lookup websites and while this may be OK for corporations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anybody can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, all the more so in times when identity theft isn’t that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without changing them. The service is referred to as ID Protection, WHOIS Protection or Privacy Protection. In case it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The ID Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it’s still not possible to conceal your details with certain country-code extensions.