Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely accessible. Giving fake details during the domain name registration process or changing the genuine details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.