WHOIS is a type of protocol where responses can be obtained from a query. It is used in querying databases which has information of the registered users. The purpose of the protocol is to store and deliver the content of the database in an easily readable format. It can provide information about the network, the hosts etc. Records in the WHOIS have data about organizations and also have data about the contacts associated with the domains and networks.
WHOIS Was standardized in the early 1980s to look for domains, people and other resources related to domain and number registrations. That was a time when all registrations were done by a single organization so one centralized server was used for WHOIS queries, so it was easy to look for information.
The WHOIS server helps in the operation of WHOIS services. This can be accessed by anybody to send queries. The server will respond and then close the connection. This can be used by companies to get information about various departments and employees. WHOIS is frequently used by many to know about domain names. This appropriate Whois server has to be queried to find information on the domain.
A WHOIS search provides information about domain ownership, registration, expiration date and the name servers assigned to the domain. The websites like Whois.search and DNSStuff.com allow free Whois search. Sometimes the WHOIS search does not provide proper information: If the domain name is not registered and also if a private WHOIS is provided by registrar to protect a domain name details.
The WHOIS system was originally used by system administrators to obtain contact information for IP Address assignments or domain name administrators. The data which is available in the WHOIS helps to support the security and stability of the internet, determine the registration status of the domain registration status of domain names, to facilitate inquiries, assist law enforcement authority to implement national and international laws, curtail the misuse of information.
The Whois people search.com is a website allows searching anyone for free along with the phone number and address. Information about the internet resources in the Asia-pacific region can be found from the APNIC WhoIS database. This is a publicly searchable database. The RWHOIS protocol was developed later and is a similar to WHOIS protocol.
There have been many complaints about WHOIS service as there is no domain privacy. The contact details, telephone number and address can be found easily. Spammers can also use up information from WHOIS requests. WHOIS was not written by clients outside theUSin mind. So this is not well received by clients outside ofUSA. The website for WHOIS for searching people is http://www.whois-people-search.com.
This website allows gathering information people online, build a family tree, trace lost family, find addresses, find people for free, carry out reverse phone search, reverse directory search etc. The website WHOIS looking for me.com allows free registration and helps to find childhood friends, old school friends, and so on. Here the members are responsible for their records. Personal information is not shared by everybody and is accessible by members that are on friend’s list. There is immediate activation of inputs so it is advisable to remove the record when the person requested has been found.