[dns-operations] Safe public whois site/tool?
dnsop+phil at spodhuis.org
Thu Mar 7 06:31:40 UTC 2019
On 2019-03-05 at 17:50 -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> 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.
I know the people behind domainr.com; they're good honest folks who try
to do the right thing. ObDisclosure: I've done consultancy work for
<https://domainr.com/about> explicitly asserts that they don't front-run.
They've their website, but also apps for iOS, Android, Slack
They've become my default choice for exploring domain names and seeing
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