ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email of any domain owner will be freely available. Supplying fake info during the registration process or changing the authentic info subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact information will appear instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.