Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.