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Check if a Domain Name Is Available
Check if a Domain Name Is Available

Hostinger’s WHOIS search tool helps you check whether your chosen domain name is available. In case it is, you can straightaway employ our domain checker and buy it for your site.

Find a Domain Name Owner
Find a Domain Name Owner

If your desired domain name is taken, use our WHOIS lookup service to find all publicly available information about the current registrar and website owner, including their name and personal contact details.

See the Domain Expiration Date
See the Domain Expiration Date

Find out when a domain name is due to expire. This will provide you the opportunity to grab a great domain as soon as it becomes available if the current owner decides not to renew.

What Is the WHOIS Lookup Tool?

Hostinger’s WHOIS lookup tool shows the latest data registered on the official WHOIS domain database. It can be used for obtaining information about the domain's registrant as many times as you want for free.

How Does It Work?

Whenever someone registers a domain name, they have to submit their information to ICANN. Some of this information is made available on the public database and can be accessed using our lookup services.

WHOIS Lookup FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the WHOIS database.

The WHOIS database contains listings of all registered domain names on the internet. It is maintained and regularly updated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

The database can be used to obtain information and records of domain names, like the registration and expiration dates, the current domain registrar and name servers, as well as the domain name owner’s personal contact information.

The domain registration process requires submitting personal information, such as your name, address, phone number, and email to verify the entity that owns the domain.

The information about the domain owner is stored as a public WHOIS database listing that anyone can access using a WHOIS query – except for domains registered in the EU and protected by the GDPR or that have their details hidden using the Domain Privacy Protection service.

This feature makes the domain owner’s data private in the WHOIS database listing, securing registrants’ details by replacing them with the details of a proxy server. Hostinger users can easily active this security service through their hPanel accounts.

Yes, you can use our WHOIS tool to search for information on who owns the domain name completely free of charge. What’s more, there is no limit to the number of queries you can perform, so feel free to obtain information on as many websites as you want.

Performing a WHOIS search is easy. Just enter the domain or website name into the search box above and click Search. Our website will scour the public database and provide all relevant information on the domain name registration records within seconds.

You should always keep your WHOIS information updated to comply with ICANN rules about domain ownership. That means providing accurate contact information through which you can receive correspondence from your domain registrars.

You can update the information about your domains easily on the Hostinger control panel. You only need to log into your hPanel account and update the Domains section.

Domain name owners can apply for the WHOIS Privacy Protection, and the registrar will replace their information with proxy server details.

The domain registrar can also hide some information following the local data protection and privacy laws, such as the GDPR.

All Hostinger’s domain names come with an optional WHOIS Privacy security setting that can be activated through your hPanel account. Simply follow our WHOIS Privacy activation guide, and you’ll have it set in minutes.

Note that even without activating the WHOIS Privacy protection, your personal details and contact information won’t be shown if your domain is registered in the EU due to the GDPR.

Yes, it can. When you search for a domain name using our tool, the WHOIS lookup results will show whether the domain name is available for purchasing or not. If it is, you can buy it for your website right there and then.

However, our Domain Checker services are much more convenient for this purpose as they will display more alternative domains and offer different variations of extensions.