Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real 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 publicly available. Providing false information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.