14 May '12, 4am

[BLOG] Why We WHOIS: The 3 Most Common Reason to Find Out More About a Domain Name #3rdtweet

[BLOG] Why We WHOIS: The 3 Most Common Reason to Find Out More About a Domain Name #3rdtweet

If you have been following our blog for a while, you might have caught Nikola’s post about WHOIS . If you are a new reader, this is something you should know about. Websites do not always tell you who owns them, and at times you might want to check that information. Why? For example, Internet users in Croatia were offered a prize by Crno Jaje if they discovered what Crno Jaje actually was before it gave us that information itself. At that point, many of us turned to WHOIS. It could not tell us what the website was going to be about, but we knew that knowing the owner would help. WHOIS is a query and response protocol , pronounced simply like: Who is? It is usually used to find information about an IP address or a domain name from a database that stores that information. WHOIS results are delivered in a human-readable format. Simply put, WHOIS query will tell you who regist...

Full article: http://www.domain.me/blog/why-we-whois-domain-names-4631

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