The WHOIS database is a searchable list of every single domain currently registered in the world. To find out who owns a particular domain name, all you have to do is type it into the box above.
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires accredited registrars like
to publish the registrant's contact information, domain creation and expiration dates and other
information in the WHOIS listing as soon as a domain is registered.
What's in the
So everyone can see my information?
The short answer is, yes. The name, address and phone number you submit when you register your domain is publicly accessible by anyone at any time. This may be good news if you have a domain name you'd like to sell. Or it may be bad news if your name and contact info is collected by a spammer, hacker or other cyber-criminal.
How can I protect my privacy?
To keep your personal data from falling into the wrong hands, GoWebsite.com offers Private Registration through our partner, Domains By Proxy®. Instead of displaying your personal information in the WHOIS database for all to see, Domains By Proxy® will replace it with their own. The domain will still belong to you - except now, you and Domains By Proxy® will be the only ones who know it. See the difference.
What about my business? I want people to find me.
For businesses, GoWebsite.com offers Deluxe Registration. Use this "virtual business card" to drive traffic to your website and increase the reach of your existing marketing efforts - without sacrificing your privacy. For domains you can't afford to lose, there's Protected Registration. It prevents accidental or malicious domain transfers and includes Private and Business Registration FREE. Find out more.
The data contained in the Registrar's WHOIS database, while believed by the company to be reliable, is provided "as is" with no guarantee or warranties regarding its accuracy. This information is provided for the sole purpose of assisting you in obtaining information about domain name registration records. Any use of this data for any other purpose is expressly forbidden without the prior written permission of the Registrar. By submitting an inquiry, you agree to these terms of usage and limitations of warranty. In particular, you agree not to use this data to allow, enable, or otherwise make possible, dissemination or collection of this data, in part or in its entirety, for any purpose, such as the transmission of unsolicited advertising and solicitations of any kind, including spam. You further agree not to use this data to enable high volume, automated or robotic electronic processes designed to collect or compile this data for any purpose, including mining this data for your own personal or commercial purposes.