Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Supplying fake info during the domain registration procedure or altering the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.