I have a question about http://domain-history.domaintools.com/
I stumbled upon the site today, and I’m shocked. I did a search on my domain and they have tons of records on me since 2005. This really annoys me, because I pay for whois protection for what then? if someone can just go possibly buy it here? This seems to be the only site I find where you can purchase these records as well.
Is this even legal?
The data in this whois database is provided to you for information
purposes only, that is, to assist you in obtaining information about or
related to a domain name registration record. We make this information
available “as is,” and do not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a
whois query, you agree that you will use this data only for lawful
purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (1)
enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that stress or load
this whois database system providing you this information; or (2) allow,
enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
commercial advertising or solicitations via direct mail, electronic
mail, or by telephone. The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or
other use of this data is expressly prohibited without prior written
consent from us.
I can’t see where ICANN has given them permission on the site to post it, let alone resell the records. At the very least it seems what they’re doing is very much so against ICANN’s rules (and my domains are all with ICANN accredited registrars).
Can anything be done about this, or have they got a loophole somewhere?