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WHAT IS WHOIS TOOL?
When you are registering a domain or otherwise buying a domain from someone else you must be
careful that the domain is completely secured. For that purpose, before proceeding further you must
check for the history of that domain and must confirm for the safety of your domain. Who Is tool helps
you to check the domain history completely. This is a query response protocol which is mainly used to
raise query on the data base that store the registered users of an internet resource. This query returns
the answer which would contain the IP address block, domain name and also the domain names life
cycle. This tool also helps to check whether a domain name has been already registered by some one
else. This would return a message whether the domain is registered in some ones name and also would
fetch the history of the domain. It is very simple to use this tool.
You have to just type the domain name and click the submit button. You will get all the above said
details. This WhoIs database is very much a searchable list of registered domain names in the whole
world. Recently the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) seeks all the details
of the domain owners like the mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. All these personal
details of the domain owners would be made available to everyone in the world through ‘WhoIs’
Possitives and negatives of whois
This WhoIs tool has its own pros and cons. The positive about this WhoIs is anyone can find the domain
owner, access their profile since all their information is registered with ICANN. Henceforth, if you are
the owner you would end up with easy accessibility. Also if you wish to sell off your domain this WhoIs
could help you out. This query tool not only lists the owners name but also gives the details about the
expiry date of the particular domain also. With the help of this some one who is interested in buying a
particular domain can approach the owner of the domain. Because of the same reason you may also
end up with some problems. Since, when you submit the domain name publicly, with your contact
information and other information hackers and spammers could use your domain. But with the help of
some proxies you can protect your information by paying them.
They would give their contact information instead of yours but would ensure that you would not loose
your business because of the same. They would also help you to increase the business by increasing the
internet traffic to your website.
But now the WhoIs servers are trying to maintain the privacy and are finding ways to avoid spammers,
hackers and cyber criminals. Thus this WhoIs tool helps you in all the ways. The WhoIs query could be
performed in command line and is available on latest variants of UNIX and LINUX. But many www
websites gives access to the WhoIs directory in a simplified form. There are few restrictions on the
usage of this application. This application restricts each IP address to use WhoIs online not more than
15 times per hour and in a day it can be used only 60 times.