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WHOIS is used to look up records in the registry database. Whois can provide information about domains, nameservers, and registrars.

Enter a string to search the database.

WHOIS displays the results in one of two ways: as a full, detailed display one or line summaries for single/multiple matches.

Specify only part of the search string to perform a "partial" search on domain.

Every domain STARTING with the string will be found. A trailing dot (or dots) after your text or the Partial keyword indicates a partial search. For example, entering 'mack.' will find "Mack", "Mackall", "Mackay", and so on.


WHOIS keywords fall into categories: those that specify the TYPE of records to search, those that modify the interpretation of the input or tell the type of output to produce, and those that are commands such as HELP or QUIT.

  • domain
    Finds a domain record. Find out domain name, registrar name, whois server and URL, Nameserver name and IP Addresses, and updated date. For example, "".
  • nameserver
    Finds nameserver records. Find out nameserver name, registrar name, IP addresses, Whois Server name and URL. For example, 'nameserver NS.VERISIGN.COM' or 'nameserver'.
  • registrar
    Finds records for "registrar". Find out Registrar name, mail address, phone number and contact information. For example, 'registrar ABC Registrar, Inc.'

Output Keywords

The following record types have these summary:

Record Type

domain name
nameserver name
registrar name and whois server

A summary of the matching record is shown and the sub-display follows directly after.

Updates, Suggestions, Bug Reports

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By submitting a Whois query, user agrees to abide by the Terms of Use.

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