If you looking to understand what a Whois, or perhaps wondering what is a Whois lookup, here I a little information from our blog.
Whois is a way to look at the domain name information. It shows you interesting facts about where the domain name is hosted, when the renewal date is due & more importantly who the domain name is registered to.
There are many different Whois tools on the internet and because we like to stay impartial and just add value to the internet we have listed a few. If you find better Whois tool please add it into the comments on our website.
In the office we use these at the moment
When you enter a domain name to search it will bring back the following information. Registrant. The Registrant is who owns the domain name. Now a quick note here if your perform a Whois on your own domain name and your domain name is owned to someone else, this could be a freelance web designer or perhaps a web design company that has gone out of business. You need to get it changed. We can help you with this however you need to go through the relevant company, for example http://www.nominet.org.uk/
Other information will include, The address where the domain name is registered, registrar, this is the company who registered the domain name for you. Relevant dates including when it was registered and when you need to pay for your domain name and hosting & registration status.