Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Giving fake info during the domain registration process or altering the authentic info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar company’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.