Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Supplying fake info during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine info subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.