Whois lookup of a Domain
Dec 22, 2020
When you register a domain name, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires your domain name registrar to submit your contact information to the WHOIS database. Once your listing has appeared on this online domain the WHOIS directory, it is publicly available to anyone who chooses to check domain names using the WHOIS search tool.
There are a variety of third parties that can test domain names in the WHOIS test database, including:
People check domain names on expiration dates
Subscribers check domain names when they transfer ownership
Authorities check domain names when investigating criminal activities
As a certified domain registrar, ServerSea® must comply with the WHOIS database requirements set by ICANN. However, in an effort to ensure that customers feel comfortable with the appearance of their personal information, ServerSea offers three options for your WHOIS database list.
WHOIS Public Database Listing
If you are free to have your information made public - and you do not want the extra money associated with private domain registration - ServerSea will submit a public listing to the WHOIS checklist. This listing will include your name, address, phone number, email address and expiration date of domain name. Your host IP address and administrator name will also be listed.
WHOIS Configuration Listing
Making your personal information available to the public will increase your risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime, spam and data mining. To keep your contact information in the hands of potential abusers, ServerSea® provides private domain registration. For a small monthly fee, we will act as your representative - meaning that anyone who does a WHOIS check with your domain name information will receive our contact details, not yours.
Our WHOIS surveillance services are designed to help you easily access and have peace of mind. Our unique customer service team is here to help guide you through a simple WHOIS setup process, while our private WHOIS list ensures that your information is protected. You can also use our WHOIS monitoring services to determine if your domain is set to expire and who owns it, if their details are public. Choose ServerSea from your trusted WHOIS provider.