Best Tools for WHOIS Lookup and Domain WHOIS Information

WHOIS lookup

Are you trying to figure out what are the best tools for WHOIS lookup and domain WHOIS Information? In this article, we are going to explain domain WHOIS and WHOIS lookup tools available to find domain owners, contact details and domain DNS information.

What is WHOIS?

WHOIS is the system that asks the question, who is responsible for a domain name?

Whenever you register a domain name, you must provide contact information which includes Name, address, email, phone number. You must also provide details of registrant, billing, administrative and technical contacts for the domain name.

The information you provide for domain is called WHOIS data and it will be accessed publicly. This WHOIS domain data will be maintained by domain registrars and available for the public to see who owns the domain name and other information.

Purpose of domain WHOIS?

Have you ever wonder, why your domain information is publicly available for anyone to see?

According to icann.org, domain WHOIS is indispensable to the smooth operation of the DNS and is used for many legitimate purposes, including:

  • To determine whether or not a given domain is available.
  • To contact network administrators for resolution of technical matters related to networks associated with a domain name (e.g., DNS or routing matter, origin and path analysis of DoS and other network-based attacks).
  • To diagnose registration difficulties. WHOIS lookup provide information that is often useful in resolving a registration ownership issue, such as the creation and expiration dates and the identity of the registrar.
  • To contact web administrators for resolution of technical matters associated with a domain name.
  • To obtain the real world identity, business location and contact information of an online merchant or business, or generally, any organization that has an online presence.
  • To associate a company, organization, or individual with a domain name, and to identify the party that is operating a web or other publicly accessible service using a domain name, for commercial or other purposes.
  • To transfer domain name to authorised persons and change domain registries.
  • To contact a domain name registrant for the purpose of discussing and negotiating a secondary market transaction related to a registered domain name.
  • To notify a domain name registrant of the registrant's obligation to maintain accurate registration information.
  • To contact a domain name registrant on matters related to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
  • To investigate spam, law enforcement agents look to the WHOIS database to collect information on the website advertised in the spam.

WHOIS Lookup Information

If you want to see WHO IS the owner of domain name and their contacts, you need WHOIS lookup tools.

Let's lookup WHOIS data of domain google.co.in through popular free online tool http://whois.sc

WHOIS lookup data of domain google.co.in shows as:

Domain ID:D8357-AFIN
Domain Name:GOOGLE.CO.IN
Created On:23-Jun-2003 14:02:33 UTC
Last Updated On:22-May-2016 09:24:39 UTC
Expiration Date:23-Jun-2017 14:02:33 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:MarkMonitor Inc. (R84-AFIN)
Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
Reason:
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Reason:
Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Reason:
Registrant ID:mmr-108695
Registrant Name:Christina Chiou
Registrant Organization:Google Inc.
Registrant Street1:1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Mountain View
Registrant State/Province:CA
Registrant Postal Code:94043
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.6502530000
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+1.6502530001
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:
Admin ID:mmr-108695
Admin Name:Christina Chiou
Admin Organization:Google Inc.
Admin Street1:1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Mountain View
Admin State/Province:CA
Admin Postal Code:94043
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.6502530000
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:+1.6502530001
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:
Tech ID:mmr-108695
Tech Name:Christina Chiou
Tech Organization:Google Inc.
Tech Street1:1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Mountain View
Tech State/Province:CA
Tech Postal Code:94043
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.6502530000
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:+1.6502530001
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:
Name Server:NS1.GOOGLE.COM
Name Server:NS2.GOOGLE.COM
Name Server:NS3.GOOGLE.COM

Using domain lookup tools, you can see who registered domain name, when it was registered and when it's going to expire, domain contacts like administrative, technical contacts and DNS information.

Best WHOIS domain lookup tools

There are different ways to lookup WHOIS Domain information but below list of free online lookup tools are pretty easy for anyone to check domain whois information.

https://whois.icann.org/en

https://www.whois.net/

https://mxtoolbox.com/Whois.aspx

https://www.verisign.com/en_IN/domain-names/whois/index.xhtml

http://whois.domaintools.com/

Conclusion

In the above article, we covered what is WHOIS and domain WHOIS lookup tools. You can use any of the above tools to see WHOIS domain information.

We advise you to give correct and updated contact information while registering domain names to avoid any registration issues.

Do you have any other WHOIS domain tools on your mind? We would appreciate any feedback you can give us on WHOIS tools or links.

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  • by Raju
  • |
  • February 27, 2017
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