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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 such anonymous registrations, the contact information of the registrar is listed in the WHOIS database.
Commerce and ICANN have taken steps to ensure the accuracy of contact data in the Whois database.
com complained that Verio's scraping of its Whois database amounted to an unauthorized access under the CFAA because the Whois database's terms of use precluded the use of automated search programs and because Register.
AntiFraud Portal - The SaaS-based portal allows brandholders to monitor real-time information about attacks, track shutdowns, review comparative industry trends, and investigate perpetrator information using the world's largest reverse WHOIS database.
There are numerous, legitimate reasons why individuals wish to keep their personal, identifying information out of the WHOIS database," said Bob Parsons, president and founder of Go Daddy.
Sources close to NSI say that real progress was being made last week up to the break following the agreement, and that the team of CEO Jim Rutt, SVP Don Telage, counsel Phil Sbarbaro, and other outside counsel will continue to push for the company's goals, prime among which is to hold on to some sort of perceived intellectual property rights over the whois database.
WhoisProtector Lite masks domain name owners' private contact information listed in the public Whois database, leaving only the administrative and technical contact email addresses.
And rather than concentrate on the issues of registering domains that conflict with trademarks, NSI was once again the focus; this time over its IP claims over the contents of the whois database that contains all the information on the 5 million or so domains that are currently registered.
The WHOIS database is also mined by telemarketing companies who add unsuspecting registrants to their call lists.
The company has also reinstated the date that registration records were first created on the whois database, which is useful information to competitive registrars and users that want particular names that may not be renewed.
net's traffic would see it regularly listed in the top 10 most visited sites on the web because of the number of searches on its whois database.