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Whois domain lookup
The WHOIS lookup can confirm if a domain has been registered or not. It may also provide information on the registrar and registry, as well as the domain status, the creation, expiration and update dates; and name servers for any given domain.
The domain checker helps to identify whether or not a particular domain name is available to register. The Whois lookup gives you access to further limited information regarding a registered domain. Should your requested domain name still be available, you can use both the Whois service, as well as the domain checker in order to easily register your desired domain name with IONOS. Furthermore, we recommend suitable domain alternatives in case a particular domain name is registered already. Regardless of whether you use our Whois lookup or a domain checker, our main goal is to offer you the best support possible on your way to your own domain name.
Due to the GDPR we will no longer publish your personal data on the WHOIS database. All personal information is hidden and cannot be accessed and we assure you that your data is safe with us.
Yes, there is .com domain Whois support. Just like with other domain extensions, you can look up who owns a .com domain with WHOIS or whether certain .com domains are available. However, it should be noted that the information available during this .com domain lookup will depend on where the domain is registered. The Whois database is not an independent venture, but deals with multiple registrars that all contribute information.
These registrars manage different domain extension categories. Domain extensions are broken down into several categories: generic top-level domains (gTLD), new top-level domains (nTLD) and country code top-level domains (ccTLD). The domain extension .com (which stands for commercial) is a gTLD domain and is the most common gTLD, others include .org and .net. gTLDs are international domains and the information on these domains is handled by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). However, due to GDPR only a limited amount of information is made available in the .com domain Whois lookup search results.
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