Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Supplying fake information during the domain name registration process or changing the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.