Monday, February 7, 2011

Who Owns That Website

If you missed my session at #FETC, you missed me talking about my favorite whois lookup tool online.  A Whois lookup allows you to get a great deal of information about who maintains a website.  Including date created, date last updated and when the site expires.  Additionally you can typically find the registrant's name organization, address, phone number and a whole lot of other valuable information.  It helps you really determine what kind of information is on a site simply by looking at who owns it.  While there are a number of different whois lookup utilities online, I prefer to use the one provided by  Internic since they were the original governing body over domain name registration.  So they are today's utility.
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