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I have experienced this myself. When searching for a client's preferred domain name (an unusual one, unlikely to be of interest to anyone else), the domain was available, then 10 minutes later, unavailable! I found an alternative domain, but had to wait the 2 years until the original domain' registration expired before I could claim it for my client. ...


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The domain-related danger is that you'll get unwanted sales contacts from people who want to sell you domain registration or other domain/net-related services. It's also a way for your personal contact details to leak out into the world at large. Some people care about privacy, some don't. This usually depends a lot on your personality and the risk factors ...


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If any of the WHOIS information is accurate, or any personal information is available on the domains in question (for instance, if their names are accurate in their email address), you could always do some old-fashioned sleuthing! Search and see if they have any accounts on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Etc. A Google search might also bring up things like ...


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The primary consequences are your contact information is publicly available which means registrars may try to solicit you to switch to them. A company was recently busted for sending mail suggesting that domain owners had to renew their domain and tried to get users to do it through their website which also transferred the domain to them (for a higher fee). ...


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Google's "Information retrieval based on historical data" patent is about as close to authoritative (i.e. not anecdotal) data as you can get: [0101] Also, or alternatively, the age, or other information, regarding a name server associated with a domain may be used to predict the legitimacy of the domain. A "good" name server may have a mix of ...


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whois.audns.net.au, the WHOIS server for .au domains, doesn't support the expiration date information. Even the public WHOIS hides this information.


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I have never had an issue going to the source http://www.whois.net/. You could also download the Sam Spade software package for free. The software will do a whois for you. Either way I think you are fine.


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Most domain registries require whois information to be publicly available, at least where the domain name is used commercially. The exact rules will depend on the TLD of the domain, and possibly who it was registered with. Another option is to use on of the "private registration" services that will set themselves up as the owner/contact in whois, and will ...


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You can find the contact email from the Whois in 3 ways. One is from Whois, and the seconds is from information, and the third is from DNS records. Just replace your domain in the following link and see, whois Website info dns records The screenshot of DNS record page is:


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I went through a similar futile exercise a few years ago. Someone had the singular version of a plural domain name I actively use, and people were getting confused. The singular version website is poorly maintained, and email to any contact info I could locate for it was either bounced or ignored. Bottom line, you can't force someone to negotiate with you ...


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There is no way around this. If you want to use godaddy as your registrar that's the price you have to pay for private registration. If you can get a domain name with private registration cheaper elsewhere, and cost is an issue to you then register your domain at the cheaper registrar. From this question asked previously about entering fake information ...


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The short answer is that Cloudflare is safe. Cloudflare is essentially nothing more than a content delivery network (CDN). The theory behind it is that they will cache copies of your website to their servers, which are spread across different locations. When a visitor visits your site the server that is closest to them is chosen and the connection has less ...


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There are two commonly-used methods of maintaining privacy in domain registrations: Privacy services offered by the registrar. These services are independent of ICANN but regulated by them through policy. ICANN does require that registrars send private registration data to the shared registry, meaning that ICANN has access to that data, but they only ...


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Business registration is not the most economical solution to achieve privacy - see Wikipedia's domain privacy article for the more common means of achieving privacy without providing false information.


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Some domains allow you to hide your details, such as .co.uk address, .com address hiding your credentials isnt. However, in a number of webhosting places, they actually own the domain on your behalf, as a result your details are then hidden because only the webhoster knows.


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Sometimes there will be contact information on the page, other times you'll need to use the contact in the WHOIS information. This should still work even if it's been redirected through some privacy feature of the registrar. I've not used them, but I think escrow.com is supposed to be able to handle the process of transferring domains when the person ...


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Domain Tools offer a whois history service for most of the top level domains at $29.95/month with a 10 domain lookup limit. Their records go back to the year 2000. I've never found another working whois history service (paid or free), and I've spent a while looking.


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If you have shell access on a hosting account you can always search from the command line there.


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The many and varied companies offering this service appear to be well summarised by this Google search.


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WHOIS service doesn't follow any standard. I know it very well because I'm the maintainer of the Ruby Whois library. The goal of the library is to provide a OOP way to parse and get Whois details for a domain name. Give the library a try. Unfortunately, there's no similar tool in PHP.


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Yes it does appear so: https://support.logicboxes.com/kb/servlet/KBServlet/faq658.html http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/advisory-10may02.htm However just because someone doesn't reply doesn't mean that the contact information is wrong.


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You should not use a registrar that charges extra for private registration. A domain owner shouldn't have have to pay off their registrar to keep their private info off of the internet. That's akin to extortion or blackmail ("pay this extra fee or we're going to give your billing address and contact info to strangers"). It costs the registrar nothing to ...


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UPDATE: Based on the fact this is is a .com domain, that you do the following: Go to https://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/domain-names/com-domain-names/index.xhtml. Click on the Chat with Support link at the bottom of the page. Explain the situation to them and tell them what documentation, if any, you have to establish that you or your client is the ...


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I did a whois search on bob.id.au and it seems like the id.au domain names don't show expiration in their whois records. This may be a cool way to do things and prevent spam. I would contact a registrar that handles these by phone to get more insight.


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You could try http://www.whoisguard.com/ -- they say they offer whois privacy protection for 'existing domains' (i.e. without having to transfer them to a different registrar), which sounds like what you're after. If it were me, though, I'd just transfer the domain to someone who offers whois protection for free as part of the service (like namecheap), or ...


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Go to http://whois.domaintools.com/ Search for the domain you're interested in. Click the 'Registration' tab and look for the 'ICANN Registrar': In this case, the domain is being sold through enom (who is ICANN accredited).


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The dot PRO domain names have tighter rules compared to the likes of .com, .org, .net. currently and most likely indefinite you can not use private whois information on any PRO domain names from any Registrars. This is set by Afilias and makes sense because entities are validated by government certification which is periodically checked against whois data. I ...



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