WHOIS is a protocol used to query databases that store registration information about domain names, IP addresses, and autonomous systems. It provides information about the registrant of a domain name, the registrar through which the domain was registered, the registration and expiration dates, and other technical details.
When you perform a WHOIS lookup, you’re essentially querying a database to retrieve this information. This can be useful for various purposes, such as:
Checking domain availability: You can use WHOIS to determine if a domain name is available for registration.
Finding contact information: WHOIS provides contact information for the registrant, administrative contact, and technical contact associated with a domain name.
Verifying domain ownership: You can use WHOIS to verify the ownership of a domain name.
Investigating domain-related issues: WHOIS can be used to investigate issues related to domain names, such as identifying abusive or fraudulent domains.
Researching domain history: WHOIS can provide historical information about a domain name, including previous registrants and registration dates.
You can perform a WHOIS lookup using various online tools or by using the WHOIS command in your operating system’s terminal or command prompt. Keep in mind that not all WHOIS servers provide the same level of information, and some registrars may offer WHOIS privacy protection services that obscure certain details about the registrant.
Select your currency
ZAR South African rand
Scroll to Top