ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact details of domain owners on WHOIS websites. Without protection, the personal name, home address and email of any domain name owner will be freely available. Providing false details during the domain name registration procedure or changing the real information later will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will appear instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.