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

Mats Dufberg mats.dufberg at internetstiftelsen.se
Wed Mar 6 08:39:22 UTC 2019

The ICANN Whois function only works for gTLDs, not for ccTLDs.


Mats Dufberg
DNS Specialist
Internetstiftelsen (The Swedish Internet Foundation)
Mobile: +46 73 065 3899

-----Original Message-----
From: dns-operations <dns-operations-bounces at dns-oarc.net> on behalf of Viktor Dukhovni <ietf-dane at dukhovni.org>
Reply-To: dns-operations <dns-operations at dns-oarc.net>
Date: Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 03:49
To: dns-operations <dns-operations at dns-oarc.net>
Subject: Re: [dns-operations] Safe public whois site/tool?

    > 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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