Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name owner will be freely accessible. Giving false details during the registration process or altering the real details later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.