The process of searching for a website’s owner is referred to as a “WhoIs search”, as in who is the owner of a particular site or domain. The search operation is often carried out if there is any instance of identity theft or download of virus from a particular website. Knowing who owns a website also assures protection against any sort of Internet scams.
‘WhoIs’ is a standard Internet protocol for contacting a domain database, inquiring about web site’s history and owner. Although, you can get this information if you have the necessary know-how, it isn’t easy for a novice user to track down the contact details. As such, should you feel the need, there are tons of good and free programs available over the Internet to help you find the registered owner of a website. Karen’s WhoIs is one such.
Karen’s WhoIs for Windows
Karen’s WhoIs is a program with no cluttered interface. The simple freeware tool is capable of giving information about all the Internet sites by querying all the top domain registries along with the Regional Internet Registries all over the world. It can query over 200 top-level domains.
The tool lets you just enter a domain name address and get the contact details. After you have entered a domain name, the program reveals the name of the registered owner, his company, email address and his phone and fax numbers too.
Thus, the easy to use Whois client gives plenty of info. It can be downloaded and installed easily, no issues! However, the download should be accompanied Visual Basic Runtime v6.0.
Since version 1.0 until version 2.6.6, many bugs have been fixed and Karen WhoIs has been updated thoroughly. Most features have been enhanced continuously in all the versions. The version 2.4.1 fixed a bug where the Cancel button got disabled all the time. Version 2.6 has changed the basic way of detecting the updated RIR information.
Karen’s WhoIs download
Download Karen’s WhoIs from its home page.