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Who is in “Whois”?

This maybe outdated for many out there in the cyberworld, but I just found out about this site called “Whois” which contains information such as names and phone numbers of owners of “.com” and other Internet addresses.

So, I googled whois and went to the site and typed my domain name and yes all the contact information on me showed up. Now, it is not hard to find me, but apparently law-enforcement officials, trademark lawyers and journalists, as well as spammers, also use it regularly to get information since alternatives such as issuing subpoenas to service providers take more time and cost money.

The news is that whois maybe scrapped for privacy reasons, since privacy and anonymity is being advocated for Internet users. Read here.

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October 30, 2007 - Posted by | domain info, privacy

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