ID Protection, at times also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain name registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the personal name, home address and email account of any domain owner will be publicly available. Supplying false information during the registration procedure or changing the real details later 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, demand that the WHOIS details must be correct and accurate all the time. The ID Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the increasing concerns for potential identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact information will be shown instead of the registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domain names support the ID Protection service, although there are some country-code ones that do not.