WHOIS

Our WHOIS service allows some information to be disclosed about about domain names that have been registered. For reasons of our own privacy policy and applicable data protection law, we publish abbreviated information on the internet. This information includes the identity of the registrant and full details of the registrar through whom the domain is registered. To consult the WHOIS service, please either (a) use the box in the top right-hand corner, above, (b) complete this form or (c) use any standard (command-line or graphical) WHOIS client.

If you need to obtain the full record for a domain, you can do this it if is your own domain(s) or domain(s) for which you have been recorded as an authorised contact. Submit your request here and the full WHOIS data will be sent by email.

If you are a certificate authority, law enforcement agency or other legitimate enquirer (such as lawyer representing clients, or a party to a domain name dispute) you will need to contact the Registrar as shown in the Public WHOIS in the first instance. (NB: If the Registrar is listed as “Direct” or “Community” you should contact us with such enquiries).

From May 2018 we have made some small changes to how your data is displayed in the WHOIS. In our registrant data we record the name of the registrant as well as their company/organisation, if any.

So that a individual person's name is not published when they did not want, or expect it to be, we are now only showing the contents of the organisation field (if any) under 'Registrant'.

Accordingly, you should set this field (through your registrar's interfact) to whatever you want to appear in the public WHOIS.

If this field is left blank, the WHOIS will now show the registrant's identity as '(not available)'.