Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain name owner will be publicly accessible. Giving false information upon registration or altering the real info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.