Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be openly available. Giving fake details during the registration procedure or changing the authentic information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that don’t.