What is a WHOIS lookup?
A WHOIS lookup allows you to find out information about a domain name that is already registered.
WHOIS is a protocol used to find information about networks, domains and hosts. All domain names have a WHOIS record, which will usually provide the following details:
- The domainís registrar of record.
- Contact details for the domainís owner, as well as administrative, billing and technical contacts.
- The expiry date of the domain.
- The status of the domain.
This information can be useful if you wish to contact the owner of the domain you are interested in with an offer to purchase.