Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Providing false info during the domain name registration process or altering the real details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.