ID Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact information of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the personal name, address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly accessible. Supplying false information during the domain name registration process or changing the real details afterwards will just 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 details must be correct and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the rising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that don’t.