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Questions tagged [whois]

WHOIS 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.

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Questions about WhoIsData-Requests and IP [duplicate]

when I use websites (server A) like https://check-host.net/ip-info to get Whois-Data or the IP from another website (server B)... 1) ...do, generally speaking, those websites (server A) connect ...
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Could access to the WHOIS contact methods for a domain name provide any form of access or leverage to the domain?

In WHOIS, every domain name has at least an email address, physical address and phone number that can be publicly accessed (assuming privacy is off). Could the ability to receive messages/mail at ...
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Whois History resources authentic source

I have couple of doubts related to Whois records. For a particulate domain... How authentic are the Whois records? As per my research the records are not permissible in courts (or at least would ...
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are some IP whois capable of going beyond proxies?

I received a suspicious email (suspicious body) coming from a legit person. The headers always show the legit adress as if the person in question has been hacked. But I wanted to go further and ...
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Is this email from OneDrive a phishing attack?

Today I received an email claiming that my OneDrive account is going to be deleted as it has been unused for the past two years. This is probably true. The email urges me to visit OneDrive to ...
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Difference between whois of a hostname and an IP [closed]

I was reading through No Starch's Metasploit book when I came across a segment which showed the results of running the 'whois' command on a hostname and then on it's corresponding IP only to yield ...
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Mysterious IP Address [closed]

Often I need to identify IP addresses. I like to execute whois.exe on the command line. Have not found a site with the whois information for this IP address: 164.45.207.200 Also, I was able to ...
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Filter out ISPs from Whois results [closed]

I was wondering if there is any efficient way or any service (free or not) that may help me in order to identify companies behind IP addresses. I figured out that in some cases Whois may be really ...
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How much privacy do domain whois privacy services really offer?

I have a domain with my real name, address and contact info on the whois record. I am considering purchasing a privacy service to hide these details. Will that actually help, given that my record is ...
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What are known domain hijacking methods?

The definition of domain hijacking is: "to gain (temporarily) control a domain" which could be either through: Stealing the legal and/or technical ownership of a domain (for example by transferring ...
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Spoofing domain registration date info

Is it possible to spoof or change backwards Domain Registration Date that can be looked up in online whois tools and databases?
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What are the security benefits to preventing the storage of a company's public IP on a database?

For example, the whois database does not contain DJI's public IP (I had to use zenmap traceroute to retrieve it).
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Is unused before domains' whois info being scraped automatically on registration?

Suppose registrant's whois details go public (can be retrieved with whois) for a relatively short amount of time (less than hour) after domain registration, before being redacted or hidden with a ...
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Which Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) status-values provide sufficient protection against domain hijacking?

The Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) as described in RFC 5730, can possibly be protective against domain hijacked. The protocol consists of the 17 following status-values as described in RFC ...
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How to find organization name with tshark

How can I configure tshark to display the OrgName of the source or destination IP? This command produces empty lines tshark -lq -T fields -e ip.geoip.src_org and so does this command tshark -lq -T ...
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How much can I trust domain registrars to honor Whois identity protection services?

Domain name registrars offer whois ID protection services. I do plan to use such a service. But as I'm a relative newbie to the domain name registration world, I don't know whether I can trust it. ...
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Blocking brute forcer with multiple IPs in range

A few weeks ago, I allowed my Linux Server to be connected from the internet for development purposes. My networking knowledge is quite basic. Following some guidelines on securing Linux servers, I ...
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How can I search for registered domains, but not unregistered domains?

There are many many services available to "search for domain names", but every one I have found returns results for unregistered domains; whereas I would like to a wildcard search for registered ...
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Is pinging a website essentially the same as visiting the website through a browser?

I was looking at the domain information of a website (poaulpos.net) on who.is that Chrome connects to whenever I visit a specific an old Tech Times article about Thunderstrike 2, a Mac firmware attack ...
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relationship between anti-spam solutions and whois databases

Are there anti-spam SMTP proxies(like ASSP, qpsmtpd) or e-mail spam filtering solutions in general(like SpamAssassin) out there which create for example block filters based on objects in RIR databases?...
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What are the requirements of becoming a WHOIS Proxy or Privacy service (not a registrar)?

This question was put on hold as off-topic at Webmasters, so I'm hoping it's ok to ask here. I've read up on the (outrageous) costs of becoming, maintaining and operating a registrar, but I cannot ...
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Can address details be “googled” from the whois information, without knowing the domain name?

As above - if I register a domain name, will my postal address become "googleable" via WHOIS by someone that doesn't know what the domain name is? (Say I have a fairly distinctive first and last name)