ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain name owner will be openly visible. Giving fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact information will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that do not.