Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact info of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely visible. Supplying fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact information will be displayed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.