Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, address and email of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Providing false details during the domain registration process or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.