Whois Lookup

Research domain ownership information with our WHOIS Lookup Tool.

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What is WHOIS

When you register a domain name, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires your domain name registrar to submit your personal contact information to the WHOIS database. Once your listing appears in this online directory, it is publicly available to anyone who chooses to check domain names using the WHOIS search tool.

There are a variety of third parties who may check domain names in the WHOIS database, including:

  • Individuals check domain names for expiration dates
  • Registrars check domain names when transferring ownership
  • Authorities check domain names when investigating criminal activity

As an accredited domain names registrar, your domain registrar must comply with the WHOIS database requirements set forth by ICANN. However, in an effort to ensure that customers feel comfortable with the visibility of their personal information, Alphabetix offers two options for your WHOIS database listing.

Public WHOIS Database Listing

If you're comfortable with having your information available to the public - and don't want the extra fee associated with private domain registration - Alphabetix will submit a public listing to the WHOIS database. This listing will include your name, address, phone number, email address and domain name expiration date. Your website hosting IP address and host name will also be listed.

Private WHOIS Database Listing

Having your personal information made available to the public will increase your risk of becoming a victim of hackers, spammers and even data miners. To keep your contact information out of the hands of those who may use it maliciously, Alphabetix offers private domain name registration. For a small monthly fee, we'll act as your proxy - which means that anyone who does a WHOIS lookup for your domain name information will find our contact information, not yours.

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