Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely accessible. Supplying fake information upon registration or changing the real details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.