whois search

Discussion in 'Site Security & Legal Issues' started by gonzalo h, Apr 17, 2017.

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  1. gonzalo h

    gonzalo h Aspirant

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    i think this should be covered. i looked up a whois search can it find my potential sites ip can it give addresses ect just need to know ill do more research i value my privacy!
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
  2. TrixieTang

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    Yes, it'll show the name and address of the domain owner. A lot of registrars offer a whois Guard or similar option to hide that info, but it usually costs extra.
     
  3. gonzalo h

    gonzalo h Aspirant

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    will it show other stuff besides domain info?
     
  4. TrixieTang

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    TAZ has domain privacy, so I might as well use it as an example.

    https://whois.domaintools.com/theadminzone.com

    That's essentially what you'll be able to see if you choose the whois privacy option.
     
  5. gonzalo h

    gonzalo h Aspirant

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    ok thanks but is that the real ip or a proxy?
     
  6. pierce

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    The IP of the server
     
  7. Hogarth

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    I use Namecheap for my one domain and I have WhoisGuard on there. It might've been a little bit extra, but not much.
     
  8. TrixieTang

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    I think it's also free for the first year from them.
     
  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Opinionated ass-hat

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    It's the real IP typically. If you use CloudFlare or Sucuri (or similar) I'm pretty sure it gives their IP.
     
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