According to the policy adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact information a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date at all times. In addition, this info is openly visible on WHOIS sites and while this may be okay for firms, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, since anyone can view their names and their personal email and postal addresses, especially in an age when identity theft is not that rare. Because of this, registrar companies have come up with a service that conceals the details of their clients without modifying them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it is active, people will see the details of the registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS inquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic domain name extensions, but it is still not possible to hide your personal information with certain country-code extensions.