Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying fake information upon registration or changing the real details at a later time 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 up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.