Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Supplying fake details during the registration process or changing the authentic information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. 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 introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.