The Domain Name Whois Search And Query
Probably you have heard some facts about the domain name Whois search and query. Well, the domain name Whois search and query are just some of the common terms that the world of domain name carries. So for those who are not really familiar with these two terms, here are some facts for you.
The Term "Whois"
In particular, the term ?Whois? actually stands for a database of registration information for domain names. It is essentially a tool that is commonly applied to search information for a domain name.
The Domain Name Whois Search
Now that you have an idea about the term ?Whois?, the next thing to consider is the nature of the domain name Whois search, and then the domain name Whois query. So according to some resources, the domain name Whois search is typically a means to search for domain name contact information. Speaking of the domain name contact information, it is interesting to know that the contact information may vary depending on the domain name registrar and the top level domains such as .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, and .uk.
Generally, the domain name contact information for the domain name holder and the administrator will be displayed through the domain name Whois search. Along with that, it is just very necessary to ensure that the contact information is appropriate when engaging in the domain name Whois search, otherwise the desired domain name will remain invalid. Also necessary is to know that domain names that are registered within the last 48 hours may not be shown in a domain name Whois search. So if such happens that no contact information is given for a desired domain name, you must not assume that the domain name is accessible. But you don?t need to worry at all for there are services that grant you to check the accessibility of the desired domain names.
The Domain Name Whois Query
On the other hand, the domain name Whois query is a homogeneous means of getting hold of contact information from a registrar?s or registry?s database. It is considered that before, when there was a sole domain name registrar, the domain name Whois query would display the domain name holder and the other contacts for a registered domain name. But as time goes by, the domain name Whois query against a registry?s database determines the domain name registrar and the name servers for a certain domain name that is mentioned in the query. And the query against a domain name registrar?s database, on the other hand, determines the domain name holder as well as the contacts that are connected with it.
Unlike the domain name Whois search, there is a great possibility that the domain name is available even if the query does not give the domain name. In fact, it is given that is a domain name is not located in a registry?s database, then the name is probably available, and if the domain name is not located in a registrar?s database, it simply means that the name is not being managed by that certain name registrar.
So whatever the case may be, both the domain name Whois search and query play a large role in finding the domain name and thus they contribute a great part in the domain names industry.
About the Author: Laurie Mitch is a domain name specialist who writes for http://www.DomainsWithTraffic.com