# What is a Whois Domain Lookup?
Whenever a domain is registered, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires that registrants provide up-to-date contact information to their domain registrars.
A Whois Domain Lookup allows you to trace the ownership and tenure of a domain name.
# Will all available data be visible?
Some available Domain Name Registration Data may be visible by only those who have demonstrated a legitimate and proportionate purpose for viewing it and have been approved to do so. If the data you are seeking is not visible in response to your lookup request, it may not be available or you should see a remark and/or redacted label in the corresponding result field to indicate that there may be data available which is not visible to you.
# How do I use the Whois Lookup tool?
To use this Whois Lookup tool, just enter the Domain Name or IP Address into the search bar above. If it is already registered, you will be able to view any public information about the registrar through your Whois Lookup.
# Where to register a domain name for your website?
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