Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be openly available. Giving fake information during the domain name registration procedure or changing 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 ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.