Find a domain name owner
Whether you want to buy a domain or learn who owns it, use our WHOIS search field. Enter the domain name and you'll get key info, including availability, ownership, creation, and expiration.
Check the availability of a domain name
To find out if a domain name is still available, simply type the name into Wizzou's WHOIS search field and we'll let you know if the domain is still available.
Find out when a domain will expire
If you want to buy a domain, it's useful to know when the domain expires. When the date is close, the owner may want to sell the domain. Or even better: he lets it expire. And you are there at exactly the right time.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHOIS verification can even be utilized to combat spam or fraud, as administrators can track down registrants who post illegal content or participate in phishing scams. In addition, the agreements from the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) protects domain registrants by prohibiting the use of WHOIS listings for marketing or spam purposes, including high-volume, automated queries against a specific registrar or registry system (unless such queries are done with the intent to manage domain names).
In addition, ICANN allows internet users to file complaints if they discover WHOIS domain name lookup data that is incorrect or incomplete. In such instances, registrars must correct and verify the data in a timely manner. Through this verification protocol, ICANN seeks to maintain the highest possible level of accuracy.