ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact information of domain name owners on WHOIS check web sites. Without this service, the name, home address and email account of any domain registrant will be freely accessible. Providing false info during the domain name registration process or altering the real details afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be valid and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the rising concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.