Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Giving fake info during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the increasing concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.