The Return of Google’s WHOIS Feature

The Return of Google’s WHOIS Feature

By Navneet Kaushal April 19, 2008 | 2 Comments

Google had launched an application in January 2004 called WHOIS, that was later withdrawn. However, now according to Matt Cutts, the WHOIS feature has been released again.

By entering a simplistic web address such as whois google.com, a user would be able to know the creation and the expiration date of the domain.

Google Went Down … Were They Hacked?

Google went offline for a while tonight. Google Blogoscoped was the first to report it, noticing that Google.com, Google News, and Froogle were down.

How Available Are You?

The internet can be pretty scary at times. Do you realise how easy it is to access your personal information? Your phone number, name, address? Even get driving instructions on how to get to your location (if you`re in the USA)??

How to Register a Domain Name

Here’s how you register a domain name.

WhoIs query with XMLHttp Sample

Here’s a quick example of how to use the XMLHttp object to perform a WhoIs query. You can then write your own functiosn to strip out the desired content in the page.

Check Out That Money Making Opportunity!

Too many people today look at an opportunity online, fall for the hyped claims and signup without thinking. You really need to take a step back and examine it before joining. Here are some things to consider.

Protect Yourself From Scams – Do a Little Homework!

SCAM – – a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation…

We are all afraid that some business we get into might turn out to be a scam. But sometimes the personal needs of individuals outweigh the thought process needed to recognize that something could be fraudulent. Many people are looking for ways to make extra money and the Internet can provide many ways to accomplish that need. But it can also provide an easy vehicle for individuals to lose their hard earned dollars.

Domain Name Hijacking!
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Domain names are becoming “hot” property – as in *theft* for resale. More and more companies are finding they cannot get their trademarked names as a domain name because so few good names are left. But sometimes it’s outright extortion as when a Fortune 500 company name is reserved by someone that has no intention of developing a site under the domain, but simply “parks” it somewhere and waits to be contacted by the big boys to purchase the name for astronomical fees.

Don’t Be Naive! Check Out Potential Joint Venture Partners!

If you have very little internet experience, it’s important to find someone you trust that *does* have experience online to help you with your idea development. Doing business online is very different than offline. If your idea is something that could easily be adopted and developed, obviously you need to protect the idea from an unscrupulous potential partner.