How to See the Whois History of a Domain Name
Here on the Verified Domains blog, I’ve talked about performing a whois history check on a domain name. In that post, I went into detail about the data points, and what to look for, such as:
— who owns the domain name now
— who has owned it in the past
— has the domain changed hands a lot
— has the domain been listed as private
— has the domain changed name servers often
— what is the history of the name servers?
Typically one of the services that we use is Domain Tools, who has a pretty good service when it comes to domain name whois history. But Domain Tools isn’t the only source for whois history. Here are few others:
— Domain Tools
At this point, the leader in this space really is Domain Tools, but if you’re doing a comprehensive check on one particular domain name, you’d want to check the domain name on all of those services/tools to see if there are any inconsistencies that you can spot. Sometimes one will have different information that others are not reporting.