WHOIS Domain Lookup

Use our domain lookup tool any time without limitations to find WHOIS information.

Look up your Domain

World's largest domain database

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires all accredited registrars 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.

WHOIS Privacy

Who can see my information?

Everyone can see your information. The name, address and phone number you submit when you register your domain is publicly accessible by anyone at any time. This is good if you are trying to sell your domain name, but bad news if your name and contact info is collected by a spammer, hacker or identity thief.

WHOIS Privacy

I want my information private!

To keep your personal data private and secure, Wehost Africa offers Domain Privacy Protection through our official partners who will shield your personal information from the public and the global WhoIs database. We recommend Privacy Protection for all businesses. Activate now Domain Privacy on your domain.

Your Questions, Our Answers

The WHOIS database contains the listing of all registered domains on the internet. You can do a WHOIS lookup to access various details related to a domain like registration date, expiry date, domain ID, name of registrar, contact information, server name and more. The WHOIS database is available to the public and anyone can access the details of a registered domain. The database is maintained by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and updated regularly. If you create a website, you will also have to register yourself with ICANN.
When you register a domain name, you have to provide personal information such as name, address, phone number and email. The information is stored in the WHOIS database and anyone can find it using a WHOIS domain lookup. WHOIS Privacy is a privacy service offered by Hostinger to secure the privacy of the domain owners. When you go for WHOIS Privacy, your personal details are masked or replaced with the details of a proxy server to maintain privacy.
Performing a WHOIS search is easy and quick. Just enter the name of the domain or IP address in the search box and hit “Look Up.” Our tool will search the WHOIS database and provide all information including domain name registration records within seconds. Be sure not to use the information for marketing or spam as it’s prohibited by the ICANN.

You should always keep your WHOIS information updated to comply with ICANN rules. That means providing accurate contact information through which you can receive correspondence from your provider.

You can update your WHOIS information easily by using the Wehost Africa control panel. It just takes a few steps and you can update your information all at once if you want. You will need to log into your Wehost Africa account and then access the control panel to update WHOIS information.

Remember the WHOIS Privacy feature we talked about? That is the reason why some entries in WHOIS search is hidden from your view. The registrars of the domains have applied for WHOIS Privacy, so the domain provider has hidden their contact information. Some information can also be hidden by domain providers following the local data protection and privacy laws such as GDPR.