Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Providing false info during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear 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 do not.