Perform a WHOIS search

A WHOIS search reveals details about a domain name, including who owns it, where it was registered, when it expires, and which name servers are assigned to the domain. There are many software tools for performing a WHOIS search, and you can also search online. One good web site to try is To perform a WHOIS search on this site, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. In the text box, type the domain name that you want to look up, and then click Search.
  3. Review the WHOIS information provided. The registrar and name servers are usually listed towards the bottom of the page.

Note: If does not provide details about a domain name, it might be because the domain name is for sale and not currently registered. To learn how to purchase the domain, see Registering and/or Transferring Domain Names.

To learn how to update your domain registration records, see Set up your domain name to work with your Cloud Sites account.

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