ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain name registrants on WHOIS check sites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing false information upon registration or altering the genuine information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain name ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, demand that the WHOIS info must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the arising concerns about possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar company’s contact info will show up instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.