Check Domain Name Availability
See if the Domain Name Is Available

Hostinger's WHOIS search tool checks whether your chosen domain name is available. If it is, you can buy it straight away via our domain checker.

Find a Domain Name Owner
Find a Domain Name Owner

If your chosen domain names are already registered, use our WHOIS lookup tool to search for publicly available information about the current domain registrar and owner, including their name and personal contact information. Then, you can try negotiating the price for your desired domain name.

Check the Expiration Date
Check the Expiration Date

Find out when a domain name is due to expire. Don't pass on the opportunity to grab a great domain as soon as it becomes available if the current owner decides not to renew it.

What is the WHOIS Domain Lookup Tool?

Hostinger's WHOIS lookup tool extracts the latest data registered on the official WHOIS domain database. It’s great to find information about a domain's registrant.

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 WHOIS database and can be accessed using our lookup services.

We Keep You Fully Protected

All domain purchases from Hostinger come with WHOIS privacy protection that hides your personal information from public domain databases. You won’t have to worry about receiving domain-related spam and being contacted by competitors doing market research. We’re fully committed to keeping you safe online.


Discover answers to the most frequently asked questions about the WHOIS lookup database.

While the WHOIS database lists all registered domains, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) maintains and updates it regularly

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

To register a domain, you need to submit personal information, including your name, address, phone number, and email for verification.

This information is stored on the public WHOIS database as a listing that anyone can access using a WHOIS query. This doesn’t include domains registered in the EU and protected by the GDPR, or that have their details hidden using the Domain Privacy Protection service.

WHOIS privacy protection secures registrants' details by replacing them with the details of a proxy server. Hostinger users enjoy this perk for free. It is enabled for all recently purchased domains and can be turned on via hPanel.

Yes, you can use our WHOIS tool to find out who owns a 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. The tool will scour the public database and show you the collected information 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 registrar.

You can update it easily via hPanel. You only need to log in and update the Domains section.

When domain name owners opt for WHOIS Privacy Protection, the domain registrars change 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.

All domain names you buy through Hostinger come with free WHOIS privacy protection – it can also 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 WHOIS privacy protection, your personal details and contact information won't be shown if your domain is registered in the EU.

Yes, it can. When you search for a domain using our tool, the WHOIS lookup results will show whether it’s available for purchase. If it is, you can buy it for your website right there and then.

For more options and advanced suggestions, use our Domain Checker tool!