Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact details of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake information during the domain registration process or altering the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.