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

Mark E. Jeftovic markjr at easydns.com
Wed Mar 6 11:04:43 UTC 2019


We operate easyWhois.com and we have a publicly stated “no frontrunning” guarantee there. 

This came up in the past when ICANN issued an advisory about it and we went on record with it, 

https://www.easywhois.com/?mode=privacy

Domaintools is also safe from front running but they will as a matter of record archive every result queried for their database. That’s their business model.

Sent from my iPhone

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