Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Supplying fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that do not.