Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email account of any domain owner will be freely available. Giving false information during the registration process or altering the real 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. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as an answer to the arising concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.