Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving false information during the domain registration process or altering the real details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.