Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be freely available. Supplying false details during the registration process or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.