Each and every active domain is registered on the name of a particular person and during the registration process a lot of details are submitted - the owner’s names, address, email, phone number, and many others. This info as well as the registrar company name and the registration/expiration dates is referred to as WHOIS of the domain name and in compliance with the policies of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) it needs to be current and legitimate. If a domain name has incorrect WHOIS details, it can be reported and if the details aren't fixed, the domain address could be erased or the registrar company may take over its ownership. By default, the WHOIS details are public and could be seen on many lookup sites, or for a limited number of country-code extensions - on the websites of the respective Registry businesses. All companies that provide registration services are obliged to provide an easy way for their clients to access and edit the WHOIS information of any domain name they own as much as the particular TLD allows it.