WHOIS lookup helps you discover registration information about a domain name, such as the domain name registrar, domain name status, registration date, and expiration date.

Note You cannot implement WHOIS lookup for a domain name with a suffix that is not supported by Alibaba Cloud. In this case, you can directly visit the official website of the domain name registry for lookup.

WHOIS lookup details

If Alibaba Cloud provides the registration service for a domain name suffix, you can access the WHOIS page, enter the target domain name, and click Search to query this domain name.
  • Registrant Email:

    To comply with the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (Temporary Specification) issued by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the compliance requirements stated in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Alibaba Cloud WHOIS no longer provides personal information about registrants from May 25, 2018. Relevant services were therefore suspended from May 25, 2018. For more information, see Alibaba Cloud Domain Privacy & Proxy Service will be suspended.

  • Sponsoring Registrar: indicates the current registrar of the domain name, such as Alibaba Cloud Computing Ltd. d/b/a HiChina (www.net.cn).
  • Registration Date: indicates the date when the domain name was registered.
  • Expiration Date: indicates the expiration date before which your domain name can be normally used. When the expiration date of your domain name is approaching, renew your domain name in time. For more information, see Domain name renewal.
  • Domain Name Status:

    indicates the domain name status, which is related to some security settings of the domain name. For example, if a domain name is configured to transfer prohibited or deletion prohibited, the value of Domain Status is clientTransferProhibited or clientDeleteProhibited. The domain name status changes at different stages, such as registration and expiration. For more information, see Domain name statuses.

  • DNS Server: indicates the current DNS server of your domain name. To change the DNS server, see Change the DNS server for a domain name.