Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely available. Providing fake information during the registration process or altering the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.