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

Note For a domain suffix for which Alibaba Cloud does not provide the registration service, you cannot implement WHOIS lookup on Alibaba Cloud. You can directly visit the relevant domain name registry's website for lookup.
For a domain suffix for which Alibaba Cloud provides the registration service, you can access the the WHOIS page, enter the target domain name, and click Search to query this domain name.
  • Registrant Email

    Since May 25, 2018, the personal information of domain name registrants has no longer been displayed in Alibaba Cloud's public WHOIS output. This is to comply with the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data issued by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and relevant compliance requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data is hereinafter referred to as the Temporary Specification. Therefore, Alibaba Cloud suspended its domain privacy protection service from May 25, 2018. For more information, see Notice on the suspension of the domain privacy protection service.

  • Expiration Date

    Your domain name can be used normally before the expiration date. When the expiration date of your domain name is approaching, see Renew a domain name to promptly renew your domain name.

  • Domain Status

    The domain status is related to some security configurations of a domain name. For example, if a domain name is configured to transfer prohibited and deletion prohibited, its queried domain status will be clientTransferProhibited and clientDeleteProhibited. In addition, the domain status changes at different stages, such as registration and expiration. See Domain statuses to view the meaning of the current status of your domain name.

  • Name Server

    Name Server displays the DNS server that currently provides the resolution service for your domain name. To change the DNS server, see Change the DNS server.

Note WHOIS lookup results for different types of domain names show different registration information items. For more information about the meanings of different items, see WHOIS information and descriptions. For more information about how to handle issues about WHOIS lookup results, see FAQ about the Temporary Specification of ICANN and changes to WHOIS output.