Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Giving fake details upon registration or changing the real info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.