How do I perform a domain name WHOIS lookup?


A WHOIS lookup is a way for you to search the public database for information about a specific domain, such as the expiration date, current registrar, registrant information, etc. When you enter a domain into the search bar at, a request is sent to the public WHOIS database of the domain’s registrar or registry and the stored record is displayed.

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Steps to perform a WHOIS look up or search

1.  To look up the registrant of a particular domain, simply conduct a WHOIS search at

2.  Enter the domain name in the search box and click the magnifying glass to submit your search.

Conducting a WHOIS lookup by entering the domain name

3.  If the domain name is registered, the registrant record will be displayed.

If the domain is registered the information stored in the WHOIS database will be shown

4.  If the domain name is not registered, you will have the option to check the name for registration availability.

If the domain isn't registered you can check to see if you can register the domain

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