If you are a domainer or someone who is looking around to buy a domain name but are unsure how to find the owner of a name to make an offer, the answer is WhoIS.
Good old fashion who-is look-up is the standard way to find who owns that name you want, that is if they haven’t added a privacy service to the name. Then I would say that name is off the sellers’ block. They are hiding their name for any number of reasons.
Where do you perform the WhoIS look-up. One of the most popular look-ups is whois.sc they change their name to DomainTools.com a few years back. They offer more than just WhoIS look-ups making the name far more informative to what they do.
But that takes going to their site doing the search from their site: either typing in the domain name or pasting the name into their search box.
I find that is two to many clicks. I like the one click and the info is there, enter UltimateDomains.com I have been using the tool “link” for over a year now, but they offer a service so simple I felt inspired to write about it (finally). You can click & drag their WhoIS link-tool to your tool bar and when your on a site you want to know more about just click the link. Wham-O and you have a basic look-up right there in front of you. Very cool indeed.