[–] derram 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/3uAm4 :

Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse • The Register

'The Whois public database of domain name registration details is dead. '

'"Is this the end of public Whois?'

'In other words, the Whois service may still publish some personal details once everything has been worked through, so long as there is a clear justification for it. ', "But Atallah's current focus is on persuading the authorities to grant ICANN a stay of execution while it comes up with an interim model."

'One company that is caught in the middle of the dispute is sanguine about the possible death of the service. '

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[–] xscootypuffsrx 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Use ipinfo.io you can curl http://ipino.ip/IPADDRESS


[–] Alopix 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

As it is anyone with extra money can pay to have the records anonymized, making whois results virtually worthless any time they're needed(specifically, when you are trying to look up ownership of an unknown or suspicious domain.) What's the purpose of it then, when anyone except the poor or stupid can buy their way out of it? Googling it has been more useful for many years. The idea one has to pay to avoid having a lot of private information published is ass backwards as well


[–] oftotc 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

making whois results virtually worthless

Except, the fact that an entity gave effort to conceal itself is useful information to begin with. I find it more disturbing that ICANN is bending EU regulation.


[–] Saufsoldat 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

I've yet to see anyone who can point to ICANN doing something bad. It's always just straight up bullshit about some vague threat of censorship that has never materialized.