In general, Whois is actually a form of technology which is found to be beneficial in many fields of life, including ecommerce
Without a doubt, the availability of Whois is something found to be quite beneficial. The main reason is of course because there are some advantages that people can get is they use the thing offered in Whois. In ecommerce, for instance, Whois is a technology that can be used to increase the level of privacy of certain domain so that not all domain information can be accessed easily by anyone, even by common people. Besides, Whois can also be used to check out the availability of certain domain name to support the ecommerce. In Whois, it can be known whether or not a domain name has been registered. If it is so fortunate that it has not been registered yet, an owner of ecommerce business can directly register the name of the domain to support the business he is running. Of course you know already that the better the name of a domain is the better chance for the ecommerce business to be visible in the eyes of people in all over the globe.
Instead of ecommerce business, of course there are some other things which can be benefited by the availability of Whois. Let us say that there is legal law institution which is benefited because Whois can also be used to check the availability of illegal online contents, such as terrorism, human organ selling, porn contents and some sort of stuff. With another benefit like this, it is so certain that Whois is something that people have to consider using in order to get specific benefits from it.