If you own a website, you likely know what Whois system is. If you don’t and you’re looking to own one, then it’s a good idea to know what domain Whois is. It’s a system that lets people see various aspects of domains. The Whois system is typically open to the public, and there are many ways you can leverage it. This post dwells on the various things you can do with the domain Whois system.
Can the domain Whois system help me acquire a domain name?
If you’ve conducted domain name availability search and found that the domain name has already been snapped up, you can leverage domain Whois database to see who currently owns it. And in your search, you might discover that large cooperation or an individual owns the domain. If an individual owns it, you can contact them to see if they can sell the domain name to you.
You could also leverage the Whois database to check if the domain name you want is not currently owned. It might have been deleted from the registry because the owner failed to renew it. You can use that information and others that you gather from domain auction sites to get the one you want.
What if I don’t want my name to appear in the domain Whois Database?
Some website owners prefer that their personal information is not available in the public domain. They prefer this because of a myriad of reasons. The main one being the threat of hackers and scammers, who will not hesitate to steal any domain name, identity, or money if they get access to your personal information. Some individuals accomplish this by giving out fake information. While this can help, it’s always costly in the long run because registrars require you to verify your information time after time. If they find out that you gave fake information, you could lose your domain name. Also, if you decide to put up your domain name for sale, potential buyers would not be able to contact you.
It’s a good idea to keep your information out of the public eye legally. And that involves activating the domain Whois privacy. Although it will cost you extra, you’ll be sure that your information is fully protected and you’re not breaking any laws.
The domain Whois database harbors a lot of valuable information. The system has its advantages and disadvantages. But the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. So if you’re looking to keep your personal information private during domain name registration, choose Whois privacy.
— Ken Parth (@kparth5000) 28 de abril de 2018