The Nominet .uk WHOIS service is used to find information about domain names ending in .uk. It displays the information that we hold about domain names that are currently registered including: registration date and current status, registrant's agent and the name servers associated with the domain name. It is not a directory of email addresses or web sites. So you can search for information on a domain name such as nominet.uk but not for an email address such as email@example.com or for the web site www.nominet.uk.
Registrants of domain names are obliged to provide us with accurate details under the terms and conditions of registration.
This service can be accessed through the Nominet home page or a WHOIS query can be made using the normal whois protocol, which issues a query to port 43 on whois.nic.uk.
This service is available to any individual or organisation, provided the acceptable use policy is followed. Access may be withdrawn at any time. There is no charge for this service.
- Checking the availability of a domain name
- To find out the registrant's details for a domain name that is already registered.