Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the name, home address and email of any domain registrant will be openly available. Providing false information during the domain registration process or altering the authentic information afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.