ID Protection, at times also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying false information during the registration process or altering the genuine info later will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies approved 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 domain name registrars as a response to the growing concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is activated, the domain registrar’s contact details will show up instead of the domain registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.