Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying false information during the domain registration procedure or changing the real info afterwards will just 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), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.