What is a WHOIS lookup?

I like to use Domaintools.com to perform Whois Record lookups. This will typically tell you the domain registrar, Nameservers, ownership, expiration dates and more.

To use this tool:

  1. Visit research.domaintools.com
  2. Enter the domain you’re interested in and click ‘Search’

Pro tip, lets do this in one step: In your browser’s address bar type:
where ‘yourdomain.com’ is the website you want to look up.