Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving fake details during the domain registration procedure or changing the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact information will be shown 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.