Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the name, street address and email of any domain owner will be openly visible. Giving fake details upon registration or changing the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.