How do I do 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 whois.sc. To perform a WHOIS search on whois.sc:
- Go to http://whois.sc in your internet browser.
- Type the domain name you want to look up in the "Name Spinner" search box and press enter.
- Review the WHOIS information provided. The registrar and name servers are usually listed towards the bottom of the page.
Note: If whois.sc does not provide details about a domain name, it may be because the domain name is for sale and not currently registered. To learn how to purchase the domain, please see the article How do I purchase a domain name through the control panel?
To learn how to update your domain registration records, please see the article How do I set up my domain name to work with my web hosting account?
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