Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Supplying false details upon registration or changing the real details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name 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 details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.