Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing fake details upon registration 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 name. The policies adopted 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 registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.