MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Websites to Look Up WHOIS Information for Free

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Websites to Look Up WHOIS Information for Free. “Typical WHOIS data can include a name, address, email, phone number, administrative and technical contacts, or other important personally-identifying information.” If the registration data isn’t being protected by anonymity features. BUT it’s also important to check WHOIS data to learn things like when a domain was registered. I’ve never seen that information masked.

The Register: Whois? Whowas. So what’s next for ICANN and its vast database of domain-name owners?

The Register: Whois? Whowas. So what’s next for ICANN and its vast database of domain-name owners?. “DNS overseer ICANN has tried to put a brave face on it but even for an organization with a self-importance that often leads it down a path to delusion, being told that your most important contract is effectively unenforceable has to sting. This week, a German court in Bonn informed the organization, which oversees the naming and numbering functions of the global internet, that one of its most critical services is so outdated that its contractors have every right to ignore it.” A pretty deep dive.

ITNews: ICANN files suit to protect WHOIS database

ITNews: ICANN files suit to protect WHOIS database. “Domain overseer ICANN is mounting a legal test case against a German registrar as a last-ditch attempt to protect the WHOIS master database, which identifies who owns what internet domain. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has filed suit against EPAG – part of the Tucows Group.”

PRWeb: JsonWHOIS is Now Offering Complete Whois Database Download (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: JsonWHOIS is Now Offering Complete Whois Database Download (PRESS RELEASE). “JsonWHOIS, a company specializing in domain Whois API services, announced today they would begin offering access to complete whois database download. The announcement means the company will now offer users access to close than 300 million active domain names with WHOIS records, including data on important dates like expiration and creation, owner and contact information, name servers, and social data including counts from websites including Google, Twitter, and Facebook.” As you might imagine, this is not free.