Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be freely visible. Giving false info during the registration process or changing the genuine details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her 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 at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.