What is whois

Last Update: February 03, 2015

WHOIS is described as:

Directory service maintained by InterNic that lists name, street address, and contact information of people who own and/or maintain Internet sites.

Online directory service that lists users logged on to the network, and contact information on people responsible for it's management and maintenance.

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Did you know that all you have to do to find out about the website owner is type WHOIS and the URL of any website to get this information?

There is a catch that most people who do not want to advertise all this private information use to cloak it.

They simply purchase Domain Privacy from their domain name seller. The price varies greatly, from included in the price of the domain name purchase to what seems to be an unregulated price.

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DoubleTap Premium
Hmmmm, handy little tool, ey? (-:
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Trialynn Premium
You betcha Randy!
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lillakiara Premium
Very good info, thanks!
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gadifi Premium
Good information
Willie
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rarediva Premium
Good info to know
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MozMary Premium
what info can they get about the owner ? How far beyond the about me page does it go?
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Trialynn Premium
All the information you provided to register your domain. Name, address, phone number and more.
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MozMary Premium
yikes!! Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
If you register as a Private WhoIs, none of your information will show. If you don't register your domain privately (which I don't recommend) it will show your contact details and you will likely get contacted all the time with solicitations.
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Trialynn Premium
Thanks for stopping in and commenting Kyle.
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