Every active domain name is registered on the name of an individual and during the registration process many details are introduced - the owner’s names, address, e-mail, phone number, and so forth. This info combined with the registrar company name and the registration/expiration dates is recognized as WHOIS of the domain address and in agreement with the policies of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) it ought to be current and legitimate. If a domain name has invalid WHOIS details, it can be reported and if the details aren't fixed, the domain may be deleted or the registrar company could take over its ownership. By default, the WHOIS information is public and may be seen on many lookup Internet sites, or for a small number of country-code extensions - on the websites of the respective Registry organizations. All companies which offer registration services are required to provide a simple way for their customers to access and edit the WHOIS info of any domain name they own as much as the specific TLD allows it.