Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be openly available. Supplying false details during the domain name registration process or altering the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), 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 possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.