WHOIS is a protocol, most often used for querying databases that store information about owners of various Internet resources. When WHOIS is combined with WhoAPI it can become a powerful tool. This article explains how to use WHOIS and offers a number of use cases for using WHOIS with the WhoAPI.
As reported by the BBC, the UK government has established a task force, aptly named the Power of Information Task Force, to lead a massive data sharing effort. The task force was established in March of this year by Cabinet Office Minister Tom Watson with the goal of fostering social and economic progress by enabling widespread access to government data.