ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving false info during the domain name registration process or changing the authentic information later will simply 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), require that the WHOIS details must be valid and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by domain registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar company’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 certain country-code extensions that don’t.