ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that conceals the actual contact details of domain name owners on WHOIS lookup sites. Without such protection, the personal name, street address and email of any domain registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake details during the registration process or changing the genuine details at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS information must be correct and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by domain registrars as a response to the growing concerns for potential identity fraud. If the service is enabled, the registrar’s contact details will appear instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, even though there are some country-code ones that don’t.