Such a small thing called WHOIS, but in the same time it can tell you so much. I'm sure, not that much people even know how to use WHOIS data and with this article I will try to explain some key information what you can find out from WHOIS.
I will start with quick announcement that I will not go into technical details of WHOIS, if you are interested in technical details than you can check Wikipedia page over here. I will just explain how you can use WHOIS as your advantage.
Updated Date: 2014-03-25 04:56:55Z
Creation Date: 2014-03-25 11:56:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-03-25 11:56:00Z
Second big thing what you can find out from name servers is hosting company. There are countless companies out there what accepts HYIP projects, the most popular ones in HYIP industry are companies what offers so called "joint packages" where in one package is included hosting, DDoS protection, sometimes also domain name and SSL certificate. Such companies for example are koddos.com (NS??.KODDOS.COM), ddos-guard.net (NS??.DDOS-GUARD.NET) and rivalhost.com (NS??.RIVALHOST.COM). All of these three (but there are many more) offers joint packages. Usually basic joint package starts from around $200 what is not that much for average HYIP administrator. Of course better option is dedicated server, but in this case you will see name server records like this - "NS?.HYIPTITLE.COM", "NS?.HYIPTITLE.COM", in such case you must take a look at fields called "IP Location" and "ASN", and they will show company where project is hosted. Sometimes you will see respected companies such as blocklotus.net or staminus.net where one dedicated server monthly could start sometimes even from approximately $600 what is not that affordable amount for average HYIP administrator. As you see there is difference in price at least three times between cheaper and more expensive hosting provider.
Third thing what you can find out is does project have or not have DDoS protection. If project is using hosting from one of joint package providers than at least some DDoS protection is included. The same stands if project is using companies such as blocklotus.net or staminus.net, but if you see some details about company like GoDaddy.com or some other unknown company what actually does not provide any DDoS protection than maybe it is better to stay away from such HYIP.
Yes, there is some exceptions about "NS" cases, for example if project is using CloudFlare DDoS protection what you will see like "lara.ns.cloudflare.com" in name server records than actually it is impossible to find out either it uses dedicated server or not, is there another layer of DDoS protection or not. Many HYIP admins use CloudFlare as cover for cheap hosting provider, so if HYIP project looks cheap than do not expect dedicated server or another layer of DDoS protection behind CloudFlare protection.
One another common exception is protection from BlockDoS.net what costs something around $500 and more monthly. This company actually resells blocklotus.net and staminus.net protection, but in the same time they are not that affordable for very cheap administrators.
Name Server: ROCKW.BL1.BLOCKDOS.COM
Name Server: ROCKW.BL2.BLOCKDOS.COM
Name Server: NS1.DDOS-GUARD.NET
Name Server: NS2.DDOS-GUARD.NET
Name Server: NS3.DDOS-GUARD.NET
Name Server: NS4.DDOS-GUARD.NET
Name Server: NS1.HYIPTITLE.BIZ
Name Server: NS2.HYIPTITLE.BIZ