ID Protection, sometimes also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without this service, the personal name, postal address and email of any domain name owner will be publicly available. Giving fake details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the real information subsequently will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is activated, the registrar’s contact information will show up instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.