Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact information of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain registrant will be openly available. Providing false details during the domain registration process or changing the real details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership rights. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.