Every active domain is registered on the name of a person and throughout the registration process a number of details are submitted - the owner’s names, address, email, phone number, and so on. This information plus the registrar company name and the registration/expiration dates is called WHOIS of the domain name and in agreement with the policies of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) it must be current and correct. If a domain name has incorrect WHOIS details, it may be reported and if the details aren't corrected, the Internet domain may be erased or the registrar company could take over its ownership. By default, the WHOIS information is public and could be seen on many lookup Internet sites, or for a smaller number of country-code extensions - on the Internet sites of the respective Registry businesses. All companies that provide registration services are obligated to provide an easy way for their clients to access and edit the WHOIS info of any Internet domain they own as much as the specific TLD allows it.