Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly available. Giving fake information during the registration process or altering the authentic info afterwards 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 details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.