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Whois shows the public information of a domain name

Using the whois service, you can view the public information of any domain name or IP address. Whois shows the details of all domain name holders, not just fi-domain name holders.

Enter a domain name or an IP address in the search bar below to see its public information. Type the top-level domain (e.g. .fi, .com, .se or .net) in the search bar, too.


Information appearing in the Whois service

Whois shows the public information of a domain name or an IP address holder, such as the name of the holder if the holder is a company and the registration date of the domain name. The results of a whois query also show the status of the domain name (for example, free or reserved).

A whois query on a domain name searches a public whois database and returns the public information of the domain name. The administrators of each top-level domain have their own whois database.

The whois service of domain names is based on internet standard RFC 3912 coordinated by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) which is complied with by the top-level domain administrators. (External link)The standard sets requirements for the data content that is shown but the parties maintaining the registers may formulate the search results and use their own terminology. This means that whois search results may look different depending on the top-level domain. For instance, the domain statuses are different depending on the searched top-level domain.