What is a WHOIS?
The term 'WHOIS' means just what it is and asks the question: "who is?".
Applied to the world of domain names, a WHOIS is a directory that lists a domain name's legal and technical information.
With this information, we can determine the owner of the domain name, its contact person in the event of a problem (domain name administrative contact), as well as the technical contact administering the domain name.
The fields displayed when viewing the WHOIS are specific domain name registries, but contain the following elements:
- the domain name consulted;
- the names, address, telephone number, fax (if applicable), email of the domain name owner;
- the NIC IDs of the owner, technical contact, and billing contact;
- the addresses (or IPs) of the DNS servers;
- The creation, modification and expiry dates the domain name consulted in the WHOIS
When consulting the WHOIS for a particular domain name, if the WHOIS returns nothing, it is because the domain name is available for registration.
Conditions for using the WHOIS
Data accessible on our WHOIS is provided for informational purposes only; it can be used to help you obtain information on or about registering a domain name. We make this information available 'as is', and do not guarantee its accuracy.
By submitting a WHOIS search, you agree to use this data only as permitted by applicable laws and that in no circumstances will you use this data to:
(a) allow or encourage in any way the transmission by e-mail, phone or fax, mass commercial solicitation and unsolicited advertisements or
(b) allow automated, high-volume methods that send queries or data to the systems of any registry or ICANN accredited registrar, except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or modify existing registrations.