Domain FAQs

Answers to Your Domain Name questions:

What is a Domain Name?

A Domain Name is a unique address, identifier or “identification label” on the World Wide Web defining a “realm” of autonomy and control in the Internet. Domain names or Domains are also hostnames connected to Internet Protocol / IP – addresses and ressources such as web sites. One well-known example is google.com: Whenever you type that domain name in your browser address bar, the name servers will respond with the correct IP address used to connect your computer to the content of the Google search engine.

Domain names are the equivalent of real estate in the Internet, as it gives You exclusive rights to a unique location on the World Wide Web.

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Domain Registrant

ICANN has published the following very useful site which summarizes Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Domain Registrant:

http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/registrant-rights-responsibilities-en.htm

How do I perform a WHOIS lookup on a domain name?

WHOIS stands for “Who is?” and is a utility used to look up information on domain names. This includes contact information as well as some technical information such as the domain’s name servers (DNS) used for service, and certain Status information such as if the domain is OK, clientTransferProhibited etc.
Enter the domain name after clicking on the following link to perform a WHOIS Lookup on it:

WhoIs Lookup

PLEASE NOTE: Some types of domains (TLDs) will not show all information (or will not show any information at all) from WHOIS utilities used outside the the Registry’s website for that type of domain name.