Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Supplying false details upon registration or changing the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.