Whois Database

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. The protocol stores and delivers database content in a human-readable format. The WHOIS protocol is documented in RFC 3912.
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  • Here’s how the new number two new gTLD got so big so quick

    … figured it out. .网址 is the Chinese for “.url”. Its rapid growth — hitting 352,000 names today — can be attributed primarily to two factors. First, these weren’t regular sales. The registry, Knet, which acquired original applicant Hu Yi last year, operates a keyword-based navigation system in China that predates Chinese-script gTLDs. The company…

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