ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact info of domain owners on WHOIS web sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be openly visible. Providing false info during the domain name registration process or changing the real info at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS details must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.