Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS websites. Without this service, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Supplying fake information upon registration or changing the genuine information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.