ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the genuine contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS web sites. Without such protection, the name, address and email account of any domain registrant will be openly visible. Providing fake details during the registration process or altering the authentic information subsequently will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain name registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the arising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the domain registrar’s contact info will show up instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.