Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Supplying false details during the domain registration process or altering the real details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.