What is the Domain WHOIS?

What is the WHOIS?

Back to Help

WHOIS stands simply for “who is” and is a database that contains a list of all domain names and the information about the owners of those names. There is one WHOIS database for each domain extension. Usually they are publicly accessible, which means that anybody can lookup who the owner of a domain name is.

In order to hide ones personal information, domain owners can make use of a Domain Privacy or WHOIS Privacy service which allows them to hide their personal information. Read more about the Domain Privacy service on our website.

Related Questions

Step-by-step Guides

Our knowledge base contains easy to use guides for all domain related tasks, updating account settings or managing your products with us.

Instant Help

Offering an answer to almost all frequently asked questions, the below FAQ section is the best place to start if you need an instant solution.

Expert Domain Support

If you’re unable to find the answer to your questions in our help section, contact our support team for assistance, via phone, email or chat.