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

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at dukhovni.org
Wed Mar 6 02:27:16 UTC 2019

> On Mar 5, 2019, at 8:50 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at dougbarton.email> wrote:
> 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.

I would be very surprised to learn that icann.org is front-running
domain registration requests:



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