Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Giving false information upon registration or changing the real information subsequently 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 ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.