This article provides an overview of the WHOIS database and how to perform a WHOIS lookup.
How it works
A WHOIS database stores information about domains such as the following:
- Registration information
- Creation and expiration dates
- Name servers
You can search for domain information in a WHOIS database by performing a WHOIS lookup.
How to perform a WHOIS lookup
To perform a WHOIS lookup in Google Domains, follow these steps:
- Search for the domain in Google Domains.
- If the domain isn't available for purchase, you will see the Unavailable icon .
- Hover over the icon and click Lookup WHOIS in the dialogue box that appears.