Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Providing false information during the domain registration procedure or changing the real details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact details will be displayed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.