Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Supplying false info during the domain name registration process or altering the real details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.