How to search the whois database

When searching the whois database follow these simple steps:

  1. Select the object, and attribute if applicable, from the drop down menus
    • i.e. domain name, registrant country, registrar IANA ID
  2. Enter some text in the text field next to the drop down that you would like to search
  3. If you would like to search multiple fields, select the appropriate operator (AND, OR, NOT)
  4. Enter the information in the next set of fields that appear
Matches are returned based on following:
  • Exact match on registrar IANA ID
  • Exact match on name server name
  • Exact match on name server IP address
  • Partial match on domain name
  • Partial match on registrant, admin, technical and billing contact fields:
    • Name
    • Street
    • City
    • State or Province
    • Postal Code
    • Country
Partial matches will return results that contain the search term anywhere in the field being queried.

For example, searching for "example" in the domain name will match all of the following:
  • 01example.TLD
  • example02.TLD
  • example-123.TLD
  • 01-example-123.TLD
Search results will contain domain names that match the search criteria provided. Search results are limited to a maximum of 50 records.