Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Providing false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the genuine information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.