In the past I have been worried about checking the availability of some of the domain names I have thought of. Can I actually trust the registrar to not purchase the domain name I’m checking on if I don’t buy it immediately? Apparently this topic is more popular than I once thought. I found this blog post on Digg recently Who Is Monitoring Your Domain Searches?
In an attempt to fix this problem I set out to make a domain research tool that people can trust. My solution? Use an open source whois script and give the web users directory browsing rights to the site. This way the users can verify that their searches are not being monitored by looking through the source code.
Check it out here at http://www.overtwhois.com/