Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Supplying fake details upon registration or altering the authentic information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.