Check domain name availability
Check domain name availability

Use Hostinger’s WHOIS search tool to see if your preferred domain name is available. If it is, you can use our domain checker to purchase it right away.

Find a domain name owner
Find a domain name owner

If the chosen domain names already have registered users, you can use our WHOIS lookup tool to search for all relevant information that is publicly available about the present domain registrar and owner, such as the name and personal contact information.

Check the expiration date
Check the expiration date

Obtaining information about the time when a domain name registration is about to expire is easy. So, in case the current owner takes the decision not to renew, you can seize the opportunity and grab the name immediately for your website after it is available.

What is the WHOIS Domain Lookup Tool?

WHOIS lookup tool from Hostinger displays the most up-to-date registration data on the official WHOIS domain database. Here you get vital information about registered domain names, and you can make use of the tool as many times as you wish completely free of cost.

How it works

As soon as a person registers a domain, he or she submits the information to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). A part of the information appears over the public WHOIS database. You will be able to use our WHOIS lookup services for accessing it.

WHOIS FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the WHOIS lookup database and their answers.

The WHOIS database lists all registered domain names that are available on the internet. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) maintains and updates it on a regular basis.

With the help of the database, you can gather information regarding domain names, such as the present domain registrar, the domain registration and expiration date, as well as personal contact details of the domain owner.

While going through the domain name registration process, submitting personal information, like your name, email, phone number, and address is necessary.

A public WHOIS database listing stores the name, address, and other information, and anyone can access it through the domain lookup functionality. The same is not possible in case your domain is registered in the EU (that is, you have GDPR protection), or the name, address, and other details are hidden through the Privacy Protection service.

WHOIS Privacy refers to a WHOIS service that ensures registration data privacy in the WHOIS database listing, thereby making the personal details of the respective owners secure by substituting them with proxy server details. Hostinger brings to you this service, which can be seamlessly activated using the hPanel.

Yes, the WHOIS search tool can be used to look up information on domain names at no cost. Moreover, you can perform an infinite number of searches, so use the search functionality as many times as you want.

You can comfortably execute a WHOIS search. Click "Search" after entering the domain name into the search box above. Our tool will extensively search the WHOIS database and come up with all available domain name registration records swiftly.

You need to stay updated with your WHOIS information or WHOIS data to ensure compliance with ICANN rules. It requires you to share exact contact information so that your provider can send you all correspondence. The Hostinger control panel allows you to seamlessly update your WHOIS information.

You can simply update the Domains section after logging into your hPanel account. For a step-by-step procedure, check out this guide.

When Domain name owners opt for WHOIS Privacy Protection, the domain registrars substitute their information with proxy server details as per WHOIS protocol.

Domain registry operators can also hide certain registration data in line with GDPR and other local data protection and privacy laws.

Domain names from Hostinger come with optional WHOIS Privacy setting. You can use the hPanel to activate it. You can set it up in a jiffy, using the WHOIS Privacy activation guide.

Another noteworthy point is that even if you do not have an active WHOIS Privacy protection, you can keep your contact information and other personal details hidden by means of GDPR, if your domain is registered in the EU.

Yes. When you use our tool to search for a domain name for your website, the WHOIS query results display if the domain name is available or unavailable for purchase. In case of availability, you can straightaway go for purchase and registry.

However, our Domain Checker tool serves this purpose more seamlessly. It shows more alternative options for your queries, coming up with varied domain name titles and domain extensions for your website.