Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Supplying fake details during the registration process or altering the genuine info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that don’t.