Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain owner will be openly accessible. Giving false details during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. 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 registrars as an answer to the rising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.