Whois Privacy Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly available. Providing false info during the registration process or altering the real information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their ownership of the domain. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the growing concerns about possible identity theft. If the service is activated, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the 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.