The ICANN registration data lookup tool gives you the ability to look up the current registration data for domain names and Internet number resources. The tool uses the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) which was created as a replacement of the WHOIS (port 43) protocol. RDAP was developed by the technical community in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
ICANN organization has committed to making WHOIS look-ups as easy as possible. To perform a search, users only need to go to http://whois.icann.org, enter a domain name, and click "Lookup." Interpreting WHOIS Results
On 20 May 2019, the ICANN Board adopted an Interim Registration Data Policy for gTLDs, requiring contracted parties to continue to implement measures consistent with the Temporary Specification during Stage 1, pending implementation of the Board-approved recommendations of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on gTLD Registration Data …
The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs.
A domain name registrant is an individual or entity who registers a domain name. Upon registration of a domain name, a registrant enters into a contract with a registrar. The contract describes the terms under which the registrar agrees to register and maintain the requested name. After registration, registrants manage their domain name settings through their registrar.
ICANN org is seeking community feedback on the Draft ICANN FY24–28 Operating and Financial Plan and Draft ICANN FY24 Operating Plan and Budget. The Draft FY24–28 Operating and Financial Plan continues to define and demonstrate how ICANN org will implement the Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021–2025. The Strategic Plan enables ICANN to continue to fulfill its Mission and to meet new and continuously evolving challenges and opportunities.
ICANN org developed the registration data lookup tool as a free public service. It is based on RDAP, a protocol developed by the technical community in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). This next-generation protocol delivers registration data like WHOIS does, but with improved standardized query and response formats.
ICANN Locations Help List of Top-Level Domains A list of all valid top-level domains is maintained by the IANA and is updated from time to time. To view the list, click here. A note about our terms of service: We have updated our electronic terms of service to provide greater transparency and align with laws applicable to us. Learn more.
Create a branded email address and easily collaborate on the cloud. USE WORKSPACE Check who owns a domain. Your WHOIS Lookup results will reveal who or what entity owns or manages that domain name, including their contact information such as name, phone number, and address. Search domain availability or expiration.
ICANN's updated lookup tool will utilize RDAP as the primary protocol to perform the lookup. Should the RDAP lookup fail for any reason, users will be prompted with a request to optionally perform a WHOIS lookup. If users opt-in to use the WHOIS failover lookup, the tool will return results from the relevant WHOIS service, when available.