I have doing some searching on how whois actually works and I still don't have a clear understanding on how it works.
Say I am running a whois server, how would I then procure all the names of the domains and their IP addresses?
If I have launched a site www.xyz.com would that record appear in a whois server even if I didn't explicitly want it? If so how ? How would the whois server get the details of my site?
Do I have to submit any documents to an Internet authority so people can find the whois information about my site?
Are all name servers and whois servers linked throughout the world?