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Using WHOIS for domain information

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WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response solution that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users and additional information (like nameservers and registrar) of an Internet resource, such as a registered domain name.  

The most common needs you might have for using WHOIS would be:
1) verify who is the registrant (owner) of a given domain name?
2) what registrar is a domain registered through?
3) to what nameservers has the domain been delegated? i.e., who is hosting DNS for the domain
You don't have to learn all the details on how WHOIS works in order to use it.  There are plenty of websites out there that provide you a simple interface for making a WHOIS query.  Try one of these tools below, and you'll find they quickly and easily retrieve the information noted above: - Our domain name registration partner. Many of our customers register their domains here. To perform a lookup, enter the domain name in the field where it states WHOIS Domain check and hit Go. - Enter the domain name and select search.  - Select the domain dossier option, enter your domain name and click go.  By default, they return lots of extra info on the results page, so you may want to resubmit that results page with JUST the "domain whois record" option selected to get your results page with only the basic domain name whois information. - Input your domain name, click WHOIS LOOKUP.


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