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Check availability of domain name
Check availability of domain name

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

Find a domain name owner
Find a domain name owner

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

See domain expiration dates
See domain expiration dates

Find out when a domain name is due to expire. This provides 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 gives you important information about the domain's registrant, and can be used an unlimited number of times for free.

How it works

Whenever someone registers a domain, they submit their information to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Some of this information is made available on the public WHOIS database, and can be accessed using our WHOIS lookup services.

FAQs on WHOIS

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 by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and is regularly updated.

The database can be used to obtain information and records of domain names, like the registration and expiration date, the current domain registrar, the current name servers, and often even personal contact information of the domain name owner.

When you register a domain name, you have to provide personal information, such as your name, address, phone number, and email.

The information is stored as a public WHOIS database listing that anyone can find using a WHOIS domain lookup. That is unless your domain is registered in the EU (then you’re protected by the GDPR), or has its details hidden using WHOIS Privacy Protection service.

WHOIS Privacy is a service that makes your data private in the WHOIS database listing, securing your personal details by replacing them with the details of a proxy server. Hostinger offers this service, which you can easily activate through the hPanel.

Yes, you can use our WHOIS search tool to look up information on domain names completely free of charge. What’s more, there are no limits to the amount of searches you can perform, so feel free to use it as much as you like.

Performing a WHOIS search is easy. Just enter the domain name into the search box above and click "Search." Our tool will scour the WHOIS database and provide all available domain name registration records within seconds.

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

You can update information of your websites’ domains easily on the Hostinger control panel. You only need to log into your hPanel account and update the Domains section. Follow this guide for more detailed steps.

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

Some information can also be hidden by domain registrar following the local data protection and privacy laws, such as GDPR.

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

It’s also important to mention that, even without the WHOIS Privacy protection active, your personal details and contact information is not shown if your domain is registered in the EU, thanks to the GDPR.

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

However, you will find our Domain Checker tool much more convenient for this purpose. It will display more alternative options, offering different variations of domain extensions and domain name titles.