What is WhoIs?
WhoIs is a tool that allows you to lookup the current owner of a domain name. It can not only tell you who is listed as the owner, but how long they have owned it and when it is expected to expire. It also provides information like where the domain name is hosted, who the current registrar is, and who are the domain’s registrant, administrative, and technical contacts. Certain Top Level Domains (TLDs) will show various details about a domain name’s owner. In the case of a privately owned domain, the WhoIs database contains the full name, address, telephone number, and email address of a privacy company instead of that of the "true owner".
Public WhoIs Listings
NameBright and other accredited ICANN registrars are required to make public certain information about a domain’s owner. This includes your name, address, phone number, email address, domain expiration date and configured nameservers associated with your domain.
Private WhoIs Listings
Many people and organizations don’t like the thought of their information being available to the public, especially through a simple online whois search. That is why NameBright offers affordable privacy protection, known as Private Whois. This Private Whois option helps protect your private information.