Most people register domains in order to get a proper online presentation for their business or work. Some of them are doing this for fun and others are interested in domain name registration so they can sell them later. It doesn’t really matter why you are interested in registering domain names – you should know that this process can be finished through one of the many licensed registrars that operate online. If you already have a website, then you probably remember the procedure.

There are situations in which people want to find out where a domain is registered. For instance, they might be interested in renewing their domain name before the deadline, but they simply can’t remember where they have registered their domain name. This is quite natural because many people use one provider for this purpose and another for web hosting which can cause confusion in some of them. In addition, some of them have registered their domain name for 5 years, so it’s easy to forget where they have done this. Another common situation in which people want to find out the registrar is when they are interested in buying a domain name which is already registered. They want to find out who owns the domain name and what are the terms and fees they need to meet in order to get the domain.

The simplest way to do this is to use the official website of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – ICANN. Their whois.icann.org page is open for everyone and literally, any internet user can enter a domain name to find out more about it. The first information is about the registrant contact, but right under this information you can learn more about the registrar or in other words, you’ll learn where is the domain name registered. You will get information about the registrant’s website, full name and even a contact email and phone to report abuses.

There are many other similar WHOIS databases that you can find and use on the Internet. They are working perfectly fine with every domain name extension including .com, .net, .org and .info.

Once you find where a domain name is registered you can continue with your activities – you can renew the domain or you can contact the owner and ask them whether they are selling it. As we said before, you can also use this information to report abuse.

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