Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly available. Providing fake information during the domain registration process or altering the genuine info afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.