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WHOIS - Service that shows registrant of a domain name

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WHOIS personal information for .in domains

I'm thinking to register a .in domain through Namecheap, but when I tried to add Whoisguard to the domain name before registering it, I ran into the error message "This domain does not support privacy ...
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Can a snail mail forwarding address listed in whois make Google rankings worse (even with privacy enabled)?

My website uses a distribution service to ship orders. I don't have a physical location. I also travel a lot for business so I got a mail forwarding address. All the mail goes to that address and then ...
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How to hide complete domain information?

I came across a domain name pagalworld.to. When I try to pull whois details for this domain I do not get any information from whois providers and I tried on multiples. How he did it?
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Is it possible to customize WHOIS response for .health domains?

I have a domain name registered under the .health TLD, but when I look up the domain using whois I don't see my name appear as the Registrant or Technical contact. Instead, I see this generic response ...
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how to transfer an existing domain from gandi to godaddy?

I'm looking to understand all the details involved in transferring a domain which I own from one registrar to another. Currently hosted with gandi and considering, amongst others, godaddy, name cheap ...
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Confused about GDPR and Who is

Exactly how does it work with GDPR and Who is? I live in the Netherlands and have a .com domain at Namecheap. According to the Namecheap support, my data becomes public in Who is if I disable their ...
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Whois shows empty data but domain not free

I looked whois for mrs.in . It isn't free but the whois data is almost empty. Why is so?
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Whois privacy with 123reg?

I purchased a domain name with 123reg. I didn't opt for domain privacy protection. As far as I can see, my details are not shown when I do a whois lookup. Is my data protected? I am wondering if ...
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Privacy protection service (i.e. WhoisGuard) for registrars that don't support it?

I have a .com, .me and .info domain registered with a registrar that doesn't support WhoisGuard, and transferring to another registrar is not an option for me. According to my registrar, I am ...
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Should I buy domain privacy now that GDPR is in

I used to get scammers ringing my phone because I didn't buy domain privacy. Being in the EU, Do I still need to buy this service if I dont want scammers and spam ringing my phone by looking up whois? ...
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How to backorder domain

I would like to set up an internet tool to automatically buy back domain names that have just expired. I saw on the internet that there are several steps before the final deletion. There is the grace ...
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How to find data of newly registered domains and whois information

I see that companies are able to find whois data of newly registered domains? can I have information on how exactly is that done?
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Has the owner ignored the domain for 9 years?

I'm interested in a domain that already has an owner. I checked with Whois , and Whois reports that the domain has Creation Date and Updated Date of 5/15/2010. On the other hand, the Registration ...
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How to remove myself from all websites that show whois history?

It's easy to find Whois Information from the past (Whois History or called Reversed Whois) from sites like; domaintools.com reg.com 12whois.com domainhistory.com whoismind.com some are cheap and ...
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My clients name isn't shown in Whois

My client's name isn't shown in whois https://whois.icann.org/ nor https://ae.godaddy.com/whois nor any otheer whois service though I didn't make the domain private, the name, the address, and ...
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Domain registered through third party which is now defunct

A client's website is registered on a domain which has a protected whois. The website and domains were setup via a third party company which went under years ago but we are unsure if the company was ...
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Is a place holder phone or fax number allowed in WHOIS records?

Can I use a place holder phone or fax number for WHOIS contact information? I assume the fax number is optional, I just used 555-555-5555. I tend to just add an accurate phone number, street address, ...
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Domain registration not showing the correct expiry in whois and it is shown for sale when we visit it. Is there a conflict?

Our group registered one domain (say for example mysite.example) as it was shown available on various domain registrars. Registration went successfully on online payment. Even after few weeks it is ...
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Is it possible to keep the old registration date for my domain that is shown in whois when moving my website to a new domain?

I would like to transform my website from www.namesite.example to www.namesite2.example. Is it possible to get the whois data to show the original data of the first domain registration? Or it is ...
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What does “Status: serverRenewProhibited” mean in domain WHOIS data?

In reviewing a client's domain WHOIS record recently, I came across this status entry: Status: serverRenewProhibited What's the meaning of this status?
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Does the given fields of WHOIS information change per registrar? What are the differences?

Do certain registrars have the power to say, exclude an email address, but keep name, location, etc in the WHOIS? If so, I would like to see how differently the top registrars do WHOIS (what ...
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When exactly will a .net domain waiting for deletion become available and how to be the first to register?

I have laid my eye on a .net domain that is going to be deleted soon and will therefore become available for registration. Registry Expiry Date: 2018-04-03T18:13:53Z From what I understand, an ...
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Domain Privacy Protection based in US

I just received an email from a customer, telling me they heard a rumour that my site wasn't legit and that it was run out of Panama. Noticeably upset, they asked me to explain... Upon further ...
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How to show Registrant Name in WHOIS lookup?

I have purchased a domain name (anishghosh.me) from bigrock.com but when I'm doing a WHOIS lookup on the domain the registrant name is not showing in that information. How can I show my name as the ...
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Buying a domain name - How can I ensure that it hasn't expired or been 301 redirected before?

I'm thinking about buying a domain name from a seller. The Verisign Whois information shows that it was registered in 2011. Are there any instances in which a domain could drop/expire and yet the ...
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can't transfer and register a Canceled+/Expired .Li domain (with incomplete WHOIS)

I contacted the registrant (I edited out his name out below) by finding his new email on the web, he emailed me that he don't own the domain anymore and sent photos he took of the paper forms he ...
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Is there a way to hide my domain Whois information for free?

I am so sick of being spammed by calls and emails every time I register a new domain name. I know I can pay for Whois protection with my domain name registrar, or choose a registrar who provides this ...
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Is it illegal to operate a domain WHOIS lookup website?

I have been getting an abuse report via my hosting company which is reported by other people, and my host has been threatening to terminate the hosting/account. The abuse report is sent because I am ...
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Why is this site still down when the domain was renewed almost a week ago?

The domain of interest was renewed a week ago, but the site is still down. Shouldn't the site be back up by now? (It's not my domain, it's a domain I wanted to buy but failed to get, and I'm asking ...
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After a domain name expired and goes into a grace period, what happens to the WHOIS information on it?

I have a domain name that is expiring in a few weeks. I want to delete the domain name right now, but the Registrar company will only let me delete it by letting it expire. I have purchased a WHOIS ...
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whois — Can I use a general delivery (poste restante) address?

As far as I know, ICANN wants every domain owner to put their contact information into the WHOIS database. I'm fine with revealing my real name, but having to submit the address where I live seems ...
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Whoisguard for Icelandic TLD?

I have an .is domain name registered with ISNIC. Every bit of my information (name, email, address) shows up when doing a whois and I'd like to avoid that. I can't find anything relating to ...
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Transfer domain from missing web host

I registered a domain through WebhostFive in March. The company has since ceased to exist. I would like to transfer my domain to another registrar but not sure how this would work as I cannot log into ...
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Anonymous domain registration?

For privacy reasons, I'd like to hide my personal information including my name in the WHOIS registry, while registering with OVH. In OVH's OwO Terms of Use, the following information is stated : An ...
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My domain name is marked private, but who.is still lists it with my personal information

I registered a new domain name at my provider and told them afterwards, after I found out that my personal information was listed, to make it private. So they did that. I just checked who.is and put ...
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Can I buy a domain from myself if WHOIS privacy is enabled? [closed]

I have a domain with Hosting Company A, and I want to move it to Hosting Company B. I have tried to disable the WHOIS privacy on Hosting Company A's web application, but it appears not to have worked. ...
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How to change the owner of a .co.uk whose owner has died?

Years ago, I registered a .co.uk domain for my mother using my own 123-reg account. I set the registrant name to hers as it was a gift for her and she would be the owner. Time passed and she has ...
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Alternative when the current whois email cant be accessed and needs to verify the contact info for ICANN validation

I have a domain reseller account under PDR (publicdomainregistry). One of my client's domain has come under "Pending Verification". The message which I see in my control panel is as below. An email ...
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I run an adult website from a Muslim country where they are illegal, how do I avoid using my real name with domain name registration?

I live in Muslim country where adults sites are banned. I do have such website hosted in US but registrar is asking for real info now. I do have Private Registration (Whois Guard at Namecheap) ...
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Why a domain name which was available now appears as created 15 years ago?

I chose a name for my website and I wanted to purchase it. Few days ago I searched it on the Whois search engine and it was listed as available. Now I do it again and I read it has been created on ...
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Domain name “registered on” date

Question: Does the registered on date carry over to new owners of a domain name? Scenario: I was recently contacted by a very credible non-profit that had lost their domain name because they failed ...
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How do web development companies identify newly registered domain names?

I registered a new domain name a few days ago. Since then I've been getting quite a few e-mails advertising web development services to me. It is clear to me where those companies got my e-mail from (...
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What is Domain ID? [closed]

What is the Domain ID in the WHOIS record and when and how it will be used? WHOIS for wikimedia.org: Domain ID: D95346862-LROR Is this similar to Registry Domain ID? WHOIS for stackexchange.com: ...
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Rules for WHOIS registrant contact details of a .co.nz domain name?

I understand there are rules on accuracy of contact details for a .co.nz domain name, such as requirements on the address being current, the name being of a real person (rather than just "Registrant") ...
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Does using WhoIS Guard create false whois records that could be used in an inaccuracy complaint?

For people who use Whois protection services, does this mean that if a inaccuracy complaint was submitted against them that this would actually take effect? Lets say person Y was based in United ...
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Omitting Domain Registrant/Admin Name

I've noticed, with a quick domain lookup, that Facebook omits some informations in the Whois Records. Instead of writing a real name, the Registrant/Amin/Tech Name is "Domain Administrator". How is it ...
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Is there a schema definition for Domain Name Registries?

I work on a service that, among other things, validates user-provided information against the data retrieved via WHOIS. Most transactions are reasonably well handled by a few simple checks, but there'...
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How to get ultra private whois information like the following:

How would i get ultra private DNS whois informaation like the following: link link 2 As you can see it is not just private domain registration, the nameservers on the two different whois sites are ...
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What happens with WHO IS privacy protection when the domain is not active?

I'm running small Wordpress site (about 15k visitors per month) and I want to buy a custom domain and monetize it. During the registration I'm asked for personal info, I know I have to provide it. I ...
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Is it possible to search WHOIS data by parameters like zip/postal code?

Is it possible to search WHOIS data by parameters such as: registrant name, registrant email, registrant zip/postal code?