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Whois Query Service

What is Whois Query Service?

Whois (pronounced as 'who is') is a widely used internet service protocol used to query databases and obtain information about domain name registrations and IP address assignments. The Whois Query Service provides a way to retrieve information about registered domain names, including details about the domain owner, registration and expiration dates, domain name servers (DNS), and other relevant information.

How Does WHOIS Work?

The WHOIS service operates by maintaining a database of information related to domain name registrations and IP address allocations. This information typically includes:
  • Domain Name Owner's Details: The name, address, phone number, and email address of the person or organization that owns the domain.
  • Registrar Information: The name and contact information of the domain registrar through which the domain was registered.
  • Domain Registration Date: The date when the domain was registered.
  • Expiration Date: The date on which the domain registration is set to expire.
  • Name Servers: The server(s) that the domain uses for its DNS (Domain Name System) entries.
  • Purpose and Uses of WHOIS

    The WHOIS service is used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:
  • Domain Availability: Users can check if a domain name is available for registration or if it has been registered and by whom.
  • Contacting the Domain Owner: It provides a way for individuals or organizations to get in touch with the domain owner for various reasons, such as business inquiries, legal matters, or reporting issues.
  • Technical Troubleshooting: Network administrators use WHOIS to resolve technical issues related to DNS, routing problems, and other network-related concerns.
  • Legal and Law Enforcement: Authorities use WHOIS data to track down individuals involved in illegal activities, such as spamming or cybercrimes.
  • Marketing and Research: Companies may use WHOIS information for market research, identifying potential business partners, or competitors in the domain name space.