Announcing a great feature for WHOIS users
You can now start a WHOIS lookup directly in your browser!
Use the format: www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/netsol.com and you'll come directly to our
WHOIS results page. Stay tuned for more useful features coming soon to WHOIS!
What is WHOIS?
When you register a domain name,
the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
requires your domain name registrar to submit your personal contact information to the WHOIS database.
Once your listing appears in this online domain 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 who may check domain names in the WHOIS check database, including:
- Individuals check domain names for expiration dates
- Registrars check domain names when transferring ownership
- Authorities check domain names when investigating criminal activity
As an accredited domain names registrar, Network Solutions® must comply with the WHOIS database
requirements set forth by ICANN. However, in an effort to ensure that customers feel comfortable with
the visibility of their personal information, Network Solutions offers three options for your WHOIS
Public WHOIS Database Listing
If you're comfortable with having your information available to the public and don't want the extra
fee associated with private domain registration Network Solutions will submit a public listing to
the WHOIS lookup database. This listing will include your name, address, phone number, email address and domain
name expiration date. Your website hosting IP address
and host name will also be listed.
Private WHOIS Database Listing
Having your personal information made available to the public will increase your risk of becoming a victim
of hackers, spammers and even data miners. To keep your contact information out of the hands of those who
may use it maliciously, Network Solutions® offers private domain name registration. For a small monthly
fee, we'll act as your proxy which means that anyone who does a WHOIS lookup for your domain name
information will find our contact information, not yours.
Our WHOIS lookup services are designed to help you achieve convenience and peace of mind. Our exceptional
customer service team is here to help guide you through the simple WHOIS setup process, while our private
WHOIS database listing ensures your information is protected. You can also use our WHOIS lookup services
to find out when that your domain you have your eye on is set to expire, as well as who owns it, if their
information is public. Choose Network Solutions for your reliable WHOIS provider.
Network Solutions® believes that its customers should ultimately decide how their contact information
will be listed in the WHOIS database. When you're ready to register a domain name, consider your WHOIS options
before your personal information becomes available to the public.