Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly available. Providing false details upon registration or changing the real info later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.