Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly accessible. Supplying fake details upon registration or changing the real information 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 approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.