Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying false details during the domain registration process or altering the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.