Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Providing false details during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.