Using search engines to locate good free dating sites - Part 24 - Online Dating Briefs by Dr. Dato
Article Subject: 24. Understanding more about online dating websites - Whois
Dr. Dato’s Brief:
We went through a few ways of evaluating a genuine dating site and not just simply taking it from it’s face value. These included browsing other parts of the site, checking footer links as well as going to Google and typing the domain (site) name.
There is an additional tool at our disposal and this is the whois look up tool, simply type ‘whois’ in the search box and you have a list of sites where you can look up a domain name and see who the site is registered to and other information. This can be a good way to determine the age of the domain, country it has been registered to, company registered under and so forth.
Next we will look at traffic data of websites to determine the traffic levels to the website and hence an idea of the number of visitors to the website.