Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake details during the registration procedure or altering the real details later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.