Does Google Use WhoIs Information?

Lengthy post from Graywolf in answer to the question “Does Google use whois information“?

The short answer?

Probably. Just a little.

The long answer? Follow the link above.

In summary, Google possibly use whois data for:

  • a site under a manual review
  • checking on domains that are close to expiring
  • cross-matching whois data
  • corresponding phone number and physical address

Only Google know for sure, but good article.

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