Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Supplying fake info during the registration process or altering the genuine details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted 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 registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.