Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Giving false details during the domain name registration procedure or changing the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.