Domain WHOIS

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WHOIS is an international database that contains information about every registered domain name. The WHOIS data is required by the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that coordinates all IP addresses and Top Level Domains globally. The domain WHOIS data includes registrar, IP address, name, email, phone, name servers, date of domain registration and expiration, etc. This information is public in order to facilitate the confirmation of ownership and the status of the domain, to build trust in users, fight fraud or assist authorities for legal investigations, but could also be a threat to anonymity and free speech. WHOIS is also the type of communication protocol that stores and delivers data from the publicly accessible WHOIS databases storing information for all machines and users connected to the Internet.

WHOIS Management

WHOIS Management is a feature that every domain registrar should offer. The Domain WHOIS management gives the customer control of his/ her contact information that’s part of the public WHOIS database. This information is usually edited from the company’s Control Panel. Domain Hosting Control Panels should be user-friendly and should provide quick access to all domain info & settings.

Domain WHOIS Protection

Domain Privacy Protection or Domain WHOIS Protection is a service that enables you to hide your authentic WHOIS info in order to protect your domain from fraud, spam, and hacking. Since your WHOIS information can be seen by anyone on the Internet, you should consider using Domain Privacy Protection services to hide your real WHOIS data from spammers that need only a WHOIS lookup to attack.

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