"Get information about a registered domain."
WhoisThisDomain is a WHOIS domain ownership look up program that is capable of searching various domains from multiple registrars to find the correct registration information.
The software can handle domains where WHOIS information is restricted which is perhaps its most useful feature. For instance, searching GoDaddy domains on a random WHOIS search site can be quite frustrating because they restrict the display of WHOIS registration information to people using their web site.
This situation necessitates a second web site being opened just to look up GoDaddy WHOIS information which more often than not comes up with a private domain registration revealing almost no information anyway! With this software it is smart enough to be able to pull the WHOIS information directly from GoDaddy when they are the registrar which saves a lot of wasted time and frustration each time this happens.
Multiple domains can be entered into the package and the software can merrily go off and search multiple registrars to verify whether the domain has already been registered or not. This is useful for users who are brainstorming a few ideas for new web sites and wish to quickly check a few domains as they come up with them to explore their ideas and match them to what is available for registration.
Country code TLD domains are fully supported. Some generic TLD domains are being added with each update of the software. For instance, the new .london domain now has support for domain searches on availability and ownership records.
The installation was completed quickly without any issues. There was no malware or spyware included.
WhoisThisDomain requires a Windows OS and does run on Windows 8.1.
The interface is pretty basic with a menu system at the top offering File, Edit, View, Options and Help.
Below this is a few tiny toolbar buttons.
Domain information (from searches) is shown below in the main area broken down by column for each piece of relevant domain information.
- Search multiple domain names at the same time to see what is available and who owns them
- Avoids the need to visit a specific site to access their WHOIS database like with GoDaddy
- Country code TLD domains are fully supported.
- Generic TLD domains like .london can now be searched
- Ideal for use with checking domain availability before registration when brainstorming ideas
SoftCab Whois is a similar software worth trying.
WhoisThisDomain is a very useful domain look-up tool that can search country TLDs and some new generic domains. Multiple domains can be searches at the same time and the WHOIS information can be gathered directly from each registrar of record.
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