Ksnm570 – Whois information source

A Whois of a domain should be carefully considered

What is Whois? Some domain data are publicly accessible on the individual registries, called NICs. This includes, for example, information about who oversees a domain in the administrative or technical terms, if incurred legal or technical difficulties due to this domain or use of which may impede others.

Similarly, the domain holder is so in the case of an outgoing of the domain infringement can be determined who is possibly to avail. The accuracy of posted information is required by ICANN and is constantly reviewed. For the service by which this public information is requested, the term “whois” has for a long time (English for “who is”) naturalized.

A Whois is always the same structure:

Registrant: companies or individuals who have the right of use over the domain. The registrant is often referred to as the domain holder, or simply Owner.

Administrative contact (Admin-C): The person appointed by the domain holder natural person who is authorized and compared with the registry also act as his agent, all matters concerning the domain to take binding decisions.
Technical Contact (Tech-C): The technical contact is the domain indeca.de in technical terms.

Technical data (DNS): Here are the nameservers listed, which are responsible for the availability of the domain.
For businesses, this means that a consolidation of domains not in the uniform administration stops at one or a few providers. Rather, make sure that the Whois data are stringent and current.

The following tips will help you comply with the rules and be able to react quickly and flexibly with organizational changes in the company:

Enter the registrant only a company with address. If not explicitly required by some overseas registries, names of people, telephone number or e-mail addresses have no business here.

In most cases, the indication of a telephone contact or e-mail address is required. However, please remember that Whois data are public. If you do not want to be target of SPAM or unauthorized acquisition actions as Administrative contact, avoid the details of telephone extensions or personalized e-mail addresses. Use the contrary, the central “0” in the phone and set up a mailing list (ex. B. admin-c@indeca.de), in which also delegates are involved. Additionally, it facilitates the necessary updates in the whois when changing the Admin-C.

The procedure of the contact design has its validity from the technical point of contact. We also recommend a nichtpersonifizierten roller contact here. (z. B. DNS service INDECA). Again, the people behind it replaced at any time without the necessity to update the Whois.

If these rules are adhered to, you contribute to a large extent help to keep sorted your domain portfolio. For an ordered domain portfolio is not just a marketing tool – it is a tool for strategic brand management!