ID Protection, at times also called Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact info of domain registrants on WHOIS lookup sites. Without protection, the name, home address and email account of any domain name registrant will be freely visible. Giving fake details during the domain registration process or changing the authentic details afterwards will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date at all times. The ID Protection service was launched by registrars as a response to the rising concerns about possible identity fraud. If the service is active, the domain registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code extensions that don’t.