Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Supplying fake info upon registration or altering the authentic details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.