Every year millions of the businesses, government, individuals and organizations register the domain names where each one must provide the contact and identifying information that includes email, phone number, technical contacts, name, address and administrative. This information is often referred as WHOIS data and the WHOIS service is not operated as single but it is centrally operated as a whois database where the data is managed by the independent entities called as registries and registrars. If any entity in this database wants to become a registrar then it must earn the ICANN accreditation. As like same the registries are kept under the contract with ICANN in order to operate a generic top level domain like .ORG, .COM or the new gTLDs like LINK and .STORAGE.
Based on the existing consensus contracts and policies the ICANN is committed in implementing and measuring the unrestricted, public access and timely to complete and accurate the WHOIS information in which they are subjected to applicable laws. To do this the registries and registrars provides the public access to data on the registered domain names where anyone can use the WHOIS protocol to search their domain whois database in the registrant.
The practical uses of the whois database
The following are the some of the practical uses of the whois database which you can use to view the registered domain names. They are.
Daily registered domain list
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