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Whois Domain Lookup

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Who owns this domain? Here’s how to find information about a domain

The available information

A Whois domain lookup is a good way of obtaining information about a domain that has already been registered, such as its date of registration or expiration. You can use our Whois domain lookup tool to find out who owns a domain that uses the following extensions: .com, .net and .shop.
However, for other TLDs, you should go through the relevant responsible registry. For example, enquiries about .org domains should be directed to the Public Interest Registry, while Whois domain searches for .info should be done via Afilias Limited. This way, you will also receive technical data such as the nameserver being used, meaning you can, in many cases, determine which provider the domain is registered with.
If you would like to request data about a domain directly at a special registry, select the respective partner on our registrar page.

Contacting the domain owner

In the USA, Whois domain information often includes the personal contact details of the domain owner. In this case, it’s straight forward to find out who owns a domain and you can simply contact the owner directly in order to make enquiries, such as to ask them to sell the domain to you.
However, there are some notable exceptions to this. For instance, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in May 2018, means that the personal data of domain owners based in the EU can no longer be published. As a result, if the domain you’re searching for is owned by an individual or organization in the EU, their contact details may not be visible. In addition, US-based domain owners can also use a proxy or a domain privacy service to hide their personal domain contact information.
In these cases, contact must be established via the registrar, who can forward your request to the domain owner. You may wish to do this to enquire about technical matters or possible misuse of a domain name, for example.

How Whois domain lookup works

Whois database

Whois domain searches are facilitated through a Whois database – a central location where publicly accessible information on registered domains is stored. (Note: Whois databases no longer provide data for EU-owned domains due to the GDPR.)
The registrars that administer the various domain extensions each maintain their own Whois databases. For example, the previously mentioned Public Interest Registry administers a Whois database for .org domains.

Whois check details

You can use two versions of Whois domain lookup: the domain lookup tool on this page provides you with the domain name, registration date, and expiration date for a variety of domain endings. Meanwhile, more detailed information can be found on our registrar page.
Note that contacting the registry directly may be best in some cases – such as the Public Interest Registry for .org domains.


Which data is made public via the Whois service depends on either the respective registry or ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers). The registries determine which data is collected.
For instance, as the registry for the .info TLD, Afilias Limited determine what information is recorded in the Whois database for those domains.
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Whois Domain Lookup - FAQ

The WHOIS Lookup can confirm if a domain has been registered or not, this may also provide information such as the Registrar and Registry information as well as the domain status, the created, expiry and updated dates and nameservers 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 check in order to easily register your desired domain name with 1&1 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 desired 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 contribute information.

These registrars manage different domain extension categories. For example, 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 will be made available in the .com domain WHOIS lookup search results.
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