Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Supplying false info during the domain registration procedure or changing the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.