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WHOIS Domain Name Lookup

Search the Whois domain database and find out who owns a website.

Why Choose VentraIP?

VentraIP has been committed to delivering the best customer experience to countless Australian businesses since 2008.
24/7 Australian
Support
Our Australian-based team is well known for delivering an industry-leading level of customer service and technical support to our customers daily.
100% Australian Owned
& Operated
VentraIP has become one of the largest online services provider in Australia through our innovative approach and by proudly supporting our local economy.
Over 1M
Domains Registered
With over 1 million domains registered, we have established ourselves as a trusted and reliable platform for securing your online identity.
auDA & ICANN
Accredited Registrar
As an auDA and ICANN-accredited registrar, we ensure the highest standards of domain registration and management for your online business.

Transferring Made Easy

Transferring your domain name to VentralP is quick and simple and will not cause downtime to your website. Check out the steps below:
  • Begin the Transfer Process
    Submit the transfer through our order form below and supply the domain name EPP key or password. This can be obtained from your existing provider.
  • Approve the Transfer
    An email will be sent to the registrant contact email address with an approval link. Click the link to approve the domain name transfer.
  • Enjoy the Service!
    Enjoy having our team at your service 24×7, and our free features such as DNS hosting, email forwarding and URL re-direction at no extra cost.

Things We Get Asked All the Time

We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions.
What is a WHOIS domain lookup?

WHOIS lookup is a browser-based query and response tool that searches a domain name’s publicly available registration and delegation details across the various public WHOIS databases. To view the WHOIS details for a domain name, type the domain name you want to look up into the search box found above, and press the button marked WHOIS Lookup. If you are querying an Australian domain name it will be necessary to complete the CAPTCHA code that appears after pressing the WHOIS Lookup button.

How is the WHOIS domain database helpful?

The WHOIS domain database gives users the ability to quickly and easily check important information about a particular domain name, including the registration status, ownership details, and whether the registrant information is up to date.

What information can I find using the WHOIS domain database?

The WHOIS domain database is used to query database that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information.

How can I update my domain's WHOIS information?

The information presented in the WHOIS domain database reflects data that is managed by your current domain name registrar. This is most commonly the business who you registered your domain name with and can be confirmed by performing a WHOIS lookup and referring to the ‘Registrar’ field.

How is the WHOIS data collected?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a nonprofit organisation who oversee the policies and procedures surrounding domain names, DNS, and the many namespaces of the Internet. ICANN policy requires that specific data is provided when registering a domain name and that this personal information is then stored by the registrar in what is known as a WHOIS record.

How do I hide my personal details from the WHOIS database?

To prevent your personal details from being made publicly available via WHOIS lookup you will need to contact the registrar that currently manages your domain name and request that they offer a Whois Privacy product such as ID Protection. It’s important to note that due to Registry policy, some of the most popular domain names (such as .com.au) do not allow the use of Whois Privacy services.

What does it mean if a Domain does not appear in the WHOIS Lookup?

If a WHOIS lookup is performed on a specific domain name and the results presented show ‘not found’ then it is likely that the domain name has not yet been registered and is available for registration.

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