Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Supplying fake information upon registration or changing the authentic info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the client’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.