Domain registration and The WHOIS database

If you register a domain name, all your personal information as email address, telephone number, your address… will be stored in The WHOIS database. It means that all your personal information will be seen by others through your domain registration information.

What’s in the WHOIS domain?

The WHOIS database is a searchable list of every single domain currently registered in the world. To find out who owns a particular domain name, all you have to do is type it into the box above.The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires accredited registrars like LuckyRegister – Cheap Domain Registration, Domain Hosting Services – to publish the registrant’s contact information, domain creation and expiration dates and other information in the WHOIS listing as soon as a domain is registered.

So everyone can see my information in the WHOIS database ?

The short answer is, yes. The name, address and phone number you submit when you register your domain is publicly accessible by anyone at any time. This may be good news if you have a domain name you’d like to sell. Or it may be bad news if your name and contact info is collected by a spammer, hacker or other cyber-criminal.

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