I registered a .COM 3 days ago, and since have received over 30 emails and 5 direct phone calls to the contact details I used when registering (via Fasthosts), which is now of course showing in WHOIS. I'm a developer myself so have no interest in their services.
I have not set up ANY emails on the new domain yet, these are being sent to the owner's email in whois (me) offering web services and directly referencing the new domain - so however this is being done it is not a coincidence: it is a direct result of the new registration.
My question is HOW are these companies/individuals (mostly India based) latching on to newly registered domains within hours in order to collect WHOIS info?
Are they scanning for DNS changes?
I don't want to do it, I am just intrigued! Additional: this is not the first time i have experienced this.