Whois Privacy Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake information upon registration or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.