WHOIS is a query/response protocol which is widely used for querying an official database in order to determine the owner of a domain name, an IP address, or an autonomous system number on the Internet.
- Nowadays WHOIS problems, the standard WHOIS domain search used on thousands of web sites is no longer accurate. Why? Because each domain registrar now keeps their own WHOIS database which doesn't include domains registered by competing registrars.
- How to get accurate WHOIS results?The only way to get an absolutely accurate domain report is to: Lookup the domain in the shared domain registry first. Then locate which registrar has reserved the name. Visit and query that registrar's database for the correct information.