Who Owns Your Domain Name?

Who Owns Your Domain Name?

The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the organisation that authorizes registrars to issue or assign domain names to public.

A registrant is the person or entity who is considered to be the domain name owner authorised to make or request for changes to be made in vital information related to domain name. It is, therefore, critically important to know the “owner” registrant of a domain name and also the person or entity having administrative, billing and technical rights related to domain.

 

Why its Important to know who owns your domain?

  • Verifying that you’re the real owner of the domain.
  • Verifying your personal details are correct, so you don’t miss renewal notices or domain purchase offers.
  • Verifying that you have the correct permissions to administer your domain.

 

How do your Lookup your domain details?

Simply run a WHOIS query, https://whois.ictaa.com.au

“WHOIS” is the utility that is used to check or find out the information about a domain name. This gives not only the information of the registrant but also the administrative contact, billing contact, technical contact, domain expiration date and original registration date.

You can read more about WHOIS in our article https://ictaa.com.au/whois-queries

Verify your domain details

You can verify the details given about the domain name. If you find any information incomplete or incorrect, you may initiate a request to the domain registrar to make changes. Sometimes, if the information is not completely available, as many registrars or individuals do not want to share their information completely, you may specifically visit the registrar’s website and find information.

 

Domain Considerations

The WHOIS tool is great, however it can be exploited to harvest email addresses for spammers. You will notice if you WHOIS query ictaa.com.au some of the personal details such as email contact details are missing, this is called Domain Privacy which is offered by most registrar and is something you should consider applying to your domains, for added protection and less spam.

 

Summary

  • Domain name registrant information is available and useful for many reasons
  • The domain name registrant information can be obtained through a WHOIS lookup
  • Your personal information can be protected through a service called domain privacy
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