Category: Whois

How to do a Whois lookup on the new Top Level Domains

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By , February 3, 2015

There are many new Top Level Domains coming out (over 500 have gone live at the time of writing, as many as 1300 to come) and your favorite way to conduct whois lookups may not be working for domains suffixes such as .guru or .xyz

From a unix shell you can usually specify the whois server to query using the -h switch, question is, which whois server do you ask? It’s easy, you simply query whois.nic.{suffix}. Examples:

.finance -> whois.nic.finance

.guru -> whois.nic.guru

Your command would then look like this: Read more »

The difference between "sunrise" and "landrush" phases of new Top Level Domain rollouts.

By , May 25, 2010

We published a few articles on our company blog about the forthcoming launch of the .CO top level domain, and we made numerous references to the “sunrise” and “landrush” phases without realizing that those phrases are “jargon”. People who don’t live and breathe domains may not actually know what this means!

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Home How do marketers and spammers get my personal information after I register a domain name?

By , April 22, 2010

It never fails: somebody registers their first domain name and within 24 hours they’re getting unsolicited email in their inbox and eventually more marketing material via postal mail.

What happened?

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Where can I find the whois history of a domain name?

By , April 22, 2010

DomainTools (formerly whois.sc and not affiliated with DomainHelp) carries a whois history of many domains in the .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info top level domains.