WHOIS is one of the oldest terms in web technology. A crucial set of data for businesses, governments, law enforcement, and of course webmasters. Considering WHOIS has such a long past, it is no wonder it is one of the most searched for data sets in all the world, and one of the most detailed.
WHOIS data provides a slew of helpful information surrounding a domain name. Every time a domain registration is performed from GoDaddy or other private party registrar - that new domain request must meet the database requirements provided by ICANN. ICANN is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and they have a highly detailed list of data entries that must be filled in for legal complacence and right to know acts.
Such information found in a WhoIs record include your personal or business contact information like physical address, phone number, and email address. Other WhoIs information can include the domain name owner, the domain registration and expiration date.
There are many different types of WhoIs registrations also. There is the typical WhoIs database listing, a enhanced WhoIs business listing, and a privates WhoIs database listing which blocks certain and sometimes all of the elements a typical domain WhoIs listing would present. Private listings hinder the ability for any tool to be able to retrieve any large degree of WHOIS information.
The WHOIS tool here on IP-Adress.com searches for the detailed information as mentioned above from a domain registrar and presents to you in a structured and easy to read format. We hope you enjoy it and find it beneficial in your WHOIS search.