According to the policy approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain name is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Besides, this information is publicly visible on WHOIS web sites and while this may be OK for organizations, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal street and email addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that atypical. That is the reason why registrars have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is referred to as Whois Privacy Protection. If it is enabled, people will see the details of the registrar company, not those of the domain owner, if they perform a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic top-level domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with some country-code extensions.