A report on WHOIS

Regional Internet registries

Query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information.

- WHOIS

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The hierarchical Domain Name System for class Internet, organized into zones, each served by a name server

Domain Name System

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Hierarchical and decentralized naming system used to identify computers reachable through the Internet or other Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

Hierarchical and decentralized naming system used to identify computers reachable through the Internet or other Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

The hierarchical Domain Name System for class Internet, organized into zones, each served by a name server
A DNS resolver that implements the iterative approach mandated by RFC 1034; in this case, the resolver consults three name servers to resolve the fully qualified domain name "www.wikipedia.org".
DNS resolution sequence

For zones operated by a registry, administrative information is often complemented by the registry's RDAP and WHOIS services.

ICANN

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American multistakeholder group and nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.

American multistakeholder group and nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.

ICANN headquarters in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.
ICANN meeting, Los Angeles USA, 2007. The sign refers to Vint Cerf, then chairman of the board of directors, who is working on the so-called Interplanetary Internet.
Governmental Advisory Committee representatives

In 2013, the initial report of ICANN's Expert Working Group has recommended that the present form of Whois, a utility that allows anyone to know who has registered a domain name on the Internet, should be "abandoned".

Domain name registry

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Database of all domain names and the associated registrant information in the top level domains of the Domain Name System of the Internet that enables third party entities to request administrative control of a domain name.

Database of all domain names and the associated registrant information in the top level domains of the Domain Name System of the Internet that enables third party entities to request administrative control of a domain name.

The allocated and assigned domain names are made available by registries by use of the WHOIS system and via their domain name servers.

Domain name registrar

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Company that manages the reservation of Internet domain names.

Company that manages the reservation of Internet domain names.

1) The end user verifies that the whois admin contact info is correct, particularly the email address; obtains the authentication code (EPP or UDAI transfer code) from the old registrar, and removes any domain lock that has been placed on the registration. If the whois information had been out of date and is now updated, the end-user should wait 12–24 hours before proceeding further, to allow time for the updated data to propagate.

The hierarchical domain name system, organized into zones, each served by domain name servers.

Domain name

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String that identifies a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet.

String that identifies a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet.

The hierarchical domain name system, organized into zones, each served by domain name servers.
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absolutepoker.com
channelsurfing.net
libertyreserve.com

The registry receives registration information from each domain name registrar authorized to assign names in the corresponding TLD and publishes the information using a special service, the WHOIS protocol.

Network Solutions

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American-based technology company and a subsidiary of Web.com, the 4th largest .com domain name registrar with over 6.7 million registrations as of August 2018.

American-based technology company and a subsidiary of Web.com, the 4th largest .com domain name registrar with over 6.7 million registrations as of August 2018.

NSI also maintained the central database of assigned names called WHOIS.

Public Interest Registry

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Reston, Virginia-based not-for-profit created by the Internet Society in 2002 to manage the .ORG top-level domain.

Reston, Virginia-based not-for-profit created by the Internet Society in 2002 to manage the .ORG top-level domain.

The number of .ORG domains registered with the Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry has also urged ICANN to address privacy implications of the WHOIS database.

APNIC

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Regional Internet address registry (RIR) for the Asia-Pacific region.

Regional Internet address registry (RIR) for the Asia-Pacific region.

APNIC

Maintaining the public APNIC Whois Database for the Asia Pacific region,

Jake Feinler, c.2011

Elizabeth J. Feinler

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American information scientist.

American information scientist.

Jake Feinler, c.2011

In 1982, an Internet protocol was defined by Ken Harrenstien and Vic White in her group to access the online directory of people, called Whois.

Domain privacy

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Service offered by a number of domain name registrars.

Service offered by a number of domain name registrars.

A user buys privacy from the company, who in turn replaces the user's information in the WHOIS with the information of a forwarding service (for email and sometimes postal mail, it is done by a proxy server).