Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Providing false information during the domain registration process or altering the real details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.