Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be openly available. Providing false info during the registration process or changing the genuine information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact information will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.