Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS sites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.