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WHOIS Anonymity Hangs in the Balance under ICANN Proposal

ICANN is mulling a plan pushed by the entertainment industry that could dramatically limit the use of proxy registration services that mask domain ownership.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) analyst Jeremy Malcolm and EFF attorney Mitch Stoltz… 337 more words

Politics Insanity

Buying a cheap domain with free WHOIS

When I bought my first domain, I looked at the price and the reputation of the company. Back then there wasn’t much choice, but these days there are choices and you get what you pay for. 499 more words


Whois-Search tool


WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information. 1,762 more words


Fascinating: the Illuminati are recruiting...

I have come across some really weird stuff recently, but this has to come very near the top of my weird list: there has been some discussion over the WebSphere about a recruitment campaign from an organization claiming to be the Illuminati. 694 more words

Conspiracies & Secret Societies

Hello internetwork

Since years I was using tools for easy tasks like ping, traceroute, domain lookup using shell and I realized, that this is not as flexible as I wish. 322 more words


PhishCheck - WHOIS domain lookup in Perl

Phishing often relies on the victim to click on a malicious link – usually being disguised as a legitimate service or website. The following perl script iterates through the given domain and checks if permutations have been registered. 225 more words


Google Apps for Work revela datos dueños de sitios web

Google Apps for Work revela datos dueños de sitios web, dejando al descubierto  información protegida de 282.877 registrados. La falla afectó los datos de WHOIS haciendo pública la información de clientes que han pagado para mantener oculta su información ante el uso del protocolo WHOIS que se utiliza para consultar la base de datos con el fin de obtener el nombre del propietario de una dirección IP o dominio. 188 more words