Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly accessible. Giving fake info upon registration or changing the authentic info 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 ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.