ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS check websites. Without such protection, the name, postal address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly accessible. Providing fake info during the registration procedure or changing the genuine details at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date all the time. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the increasing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the registrar’s contact info will be listed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code extensions that don’t.