[dns-operations] Safe public whois site/tool?

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.email
Wed Mar 6 01:50:24 UTC 2019


I know that there are a lot of public whois sites, and purveyors of 
domain name tools, but I also know that a non-trivial number of them are 
scams, to the extent that some of them will even register good names out 
from under you if you use them.

Is there a safe place for me to send folks to look up domain names? I'm 
particularly interested in a way for folks to determine if a name is 
registered, or available.

https://whois.domaintools.com looks promising, but I don't have direct 
experience with domaintools.com.


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