What is the "Whois" of a domain?
It is a query that is made on a specific domain. With this query you can see all the domain registration information, who is the owner, registration dates, etc.
Why is Whois important and who can use it?
The Whois database makes it easy to find the owner of a website. This can be useful if you need to contact the domain name holder, or if you are a legal team looking to clarify ownership for a trademark dispute.
Domain buyers and sellers can also benefit from using Whois to quickly view site ownership details, which helps the domain buying process go smoothly.
If you are interested in purchasing a domain and want to know if it is already registered, you can use our Whois lookup tool to check its availability.
How can I protect my privacy on the Internet?
If you've registered a domain and don't want your personal contact information to appear publicly, why not consider domain privacy protection?
This way, when somebody searches for your web address in the WHOIS database, alternative contact info will be displayed instead of your personal information.
Here at SWHosting, we offer free domain privacy with every new registration and transfer.
Plus, if you have privacy protection in place, you also limit the possibility for marketing firms and online scammers to handle your contact information.
Can anyone see this information?
Yes, that information is public. Also, it's good if you have any domain names you want to sell.
Is Whois free?
It is a totally free tool used to view the registration information of a domain. There is no limit to the number of queries you can make.
How does it work?
According to ICANN regulations, when registering a domain, applicants must provide updated contact information. So, to register a domain you must submit personal information, for example, your name, phone number and email address. This information is then stored in the public "Whois" database, and acts as a huge address book that anyone can look up as many times as they want.
Can I change my Whois data?
Yes, you can. To do this you must change the contact details of your domain.
Why is there any hidden Whois information?
This is because some owners have requested "Whois Privacy". In addition, by law domain providers have the right to hide certain information.
At SW Hosting, we register generic domains with Whois Privacy already activated. In this way, we manage to protect and take care of the privacy of our customers.