Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Supplying fake information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.