Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Supplying fake details during the registration process or changing the real info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.