WHOIS explained

What is an ICANN accredited registrar?
An ICANN registrar is any registrar that has been accredited to resell domain name registrations. GoDaddy is an example of an ICANN registrar. To find out mo...
Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 at 11:24 AM
In Email Hippo WHOIS a domain name has expired but doesn't appear available for purchase. How can I buy it?
When domain names expire they are sometimes temporarily deleted, in which case they are not available for purchase for some time after their expiration date...
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 at 10:21 AM
What does it mean when a WHOIS lookup returns no information?
When a domain or IP address is not found in a WHOIS search there are severalĀ  potential reasons: the domain name is not currently registered by an...
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 at 10:21 AM
What does it mean when a domain is privacy protected?
When a domain is privacy protected, it means that the domain owner opted to use a privacy service (eg: whoisguard) offered through their current registrar. ...
Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 at 11:39 AM
What is a WHOIS server?
A Whois server is set-up by an ICANN accredited registrar to acquire up-to-date information about domains that are registered within it. Every ICANN registr...
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 at 10:21 AM
What is the Email Hippo WHOIS service?
The Email Hippo WHOIS service allows you to gather information about a domain name. When you enter a domain name into the Email Hippo WHOIS search bar or AP...
Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 at 2:02 PM
Are WHOIS records private?
No. By design Whois records are intended to be public to provide accountability and openness within the domain name system. Whois services provide pu...
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 at 10:21 AM
Who is responsible for the Whois records? How do I update my information if it is incorrect?
The information in a Whois record is maintained by the domain's Registrar. It is the responsibility of the domain owner to contact their domain registra...
Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 at 11:49 AM