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WHOIS

A query into a computer system seeking the identity of a domain name, IP address or other unknown information. The WHOIS query promotes security on computer systems.
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With major new upgrades in IP WHOIS lookups, trace email abilities, and other free admin tools, IP-Adress.
The study was designed to provide a baseline measurement of the accuracy of WHOIS records in five top level domains (.
The NTIA has wholly disregarded the needs and desires of thousands of law abiding citizens to keep their personal identifying information out of the WHOIS database," Parsons added.
The reality is that spammers, identity thieves, stalkers and predators can take advantage of publicly available WHOIS data.
This includes providing a shared registration system enabling registrars to submit real-time registration requests, a public WHOIS service, and DNS resolution.
ICAAN requires that personal information of domain name holders be accurate and available for anyone to view on the publicly accessible WHOIS database, making it easy for spammers, telemarketers, stalkers and those trafficking in identity theft to access personal information.
Many first-time domain name registrants do not realize the personal information used to register their Web site becomes publicly available through the WHOIS domain lookup database.