Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Providing false info during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their 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 accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details 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.