Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be openly available. Providing false details during the registration procedure or altering the genuine information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their 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 accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.