Over the past decade, the Internet has expanded so much that more than half of the
world’s population is now using it.
Indeed, the World Wide Web has become so accessible that practically anyone can
create a website and use it for whatever purpose they may have in mind. And although
this is highly exciting, such an all-powerful ability is actually a double-edged
The reason for this is simple: more users on the Web lead to more data being
generated. And the more data there is online, the harder it is to sift what’s true
from what’s not. You’ve undoubtedly had your fair share of misleading information
coming from domains you thought could be trusted.
Thankfully, WHOIS databases have been put together to provide users with a way to
learn more about the Web’s infrastructure and understand who is who online. But how
is this possible? Let’s learn more about it below.
While even the mere existence of WHOIS data is largely unknown for
average users of the Internet, they serve as a basis of many practical and
fundamental task of IT operation, cybersecurity, Internet research and a many other
important and challenging areas. In the present blog we introduce WHOIS data briefly
and demonstrate their use with a guided tour around some of the applications. We
shall not address cybersecurity here: it is a very broad field of outstanding
importance itself, so it will be treated in a separate blog.