Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also called Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email of any domain owner will be freely visible. Giving fake details upon registration or changing the real information later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact details will be shown instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that do not.