Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing fake info during the registration procedure or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.