Best Practices: WHOIS Searching Issues and Time-Saving Tips
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Overview: The Internet has evolved from its early days of technical experimentation and has become a key medium for commerce and a rich source of information and resources for users. Central to its growth is the incredible explosion in domain name registration; from less than 1 million registered in 1996 to over 85 million registered in late 2005. Domain names and the Domain Name System (DNS) helps users find their way around the Internet and exchange email correspondence. It is an essential component of contemporary Internet use. Every computer connected to the Internet has a unique address called its ""IP address"" (Internet Protocol address).