Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Supplying false details upon registration or altering the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.