Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake information during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and accurate all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain name registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the client’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.