Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Giving false details during the domain registration process or altering the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be displayed 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 ones that don’t.