Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Providing fake information during the registration procedure or altering the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted 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 registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.