In accordance with the policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. Plus, this information is openly available on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for companies, it may not be very convenient for individuals, because everyone can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, especially in times when identity theft is not that infrequent. That’s the reason why domain name registrars have launched a service that hides the details of their customers without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. If it’s enabled, people will view the details of the registrar, not the domain owner’s, if they make a WHOIS search. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still impossible to hide your info with certain country-code ones.