Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain name owner will be freely available. Giving false information during the domain registration procedure or altering the genuine info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.