Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS check web sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly accessible. Providing fake details during the domain registration process or changing the genuine details subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. 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 all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the increasing concerns about potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.