Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without such protection, the name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly accessible. Providing false info upon registration or changing the authentic info afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that do not.