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Whois API

default parameters description
r type of the request, in this case: whois
API functionality Parsed whois in JSON
apikey your private unique api key
function parameters description
domain full domain name, including the tld e.g. whoapi.com
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Whois

Structured and parsed raw WHOIS data such as domain registration & expiry date, owner contact details, nameservers, registrar information in JSON output.

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For detailed code examples on how to use whois API, see our code examples page.

Let's make an example request:
http://api.whoapi.com/?domain=whoapi.com&r=whois&apikey=demokey



Output in JSON format:
{
    "status": "0",
    "whois_server": "whois.publicdomainregistry.com",
    "limit_hit": false,
    "registered": true,
    "premium": false,
    "domain_status": [ "clienttransferprohibited http:\/\/www.icann.org\/epp#clienttransferprohibited" ],
    "date_created": "2011-02-14 15:31:26",
    "date_updated": "2013-09-05 07:45:24",
    "date_expires": "2021-02-14 00:00:00",
    "contacts": [ {
       "type": "registrar",
       "name": "",
       "organization": "PDR Ltd. d\/b\/a PublicDomainRegistry.com",
       "full_address": "",
       "street": "",
       "city": "",
       "zipcode": "",
       "state": "",
       "country": "",
       "phone": "+1-2013775952",
       "fax": "",
       "email": "abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com"
   },
    {
       "type": "registrant",
       "name": "Goran Duskic",
       "organization": "WhoAPI Inc.",
       "full_address": "Goran Duskic\nWhoAPI Inc.\n444 Castro Street \n94041 Mountain View\nCalifornia\nUS",
       "street": "444 Castro Street",
       "city": "Mountain View",
       "zipcode": "94041",
       "state": "California",
       "country": "US",
       "phone": "+1.6506918352",
       "fax": "",
       "email": "contact@whoapi.com"
   },
    {
       "type": "admin",
       "name": "Goran Duskic",
       "organization": "WhoAPI Inc.",
       "full_address": "Goran Duskic\nWhoAPI Inc.\n444 Castro Street \n94041 Mountain View\nCalifornia\nUS",
       "street": "444 Castro Street",
       "city": "Mountain View",
       "zipcode": "94041",
       "state": "California",
       "country": "US",
       "phone": "+1.6506918352",
       "fax": "",
       "email": "contact@whoapi.com"
   },
    {
       "type": "tech",
       "name": "Goran Duskic",
       "organization": "WhoAPI Inc.",
       "full_address": "Goran Duskic\nWhoAPI Inc.\n444 Castro Street \n94041 Mountain View\nCalifornia\nUS",
       "street": "444 Castro Street",
       "city": "Mountain View",
       "zipcode": "94041",
       "state": "California",
       "country": "US",
       "phone": "+1.6506918352",
       "fax": "",
       "email": "contact@whoapi.com"
   } ],
    "nameservers": [ "ns1.first-ns.de",
    "robotns2.second-ns.de",
    "robotns3.second-ns.com" ],
    "disclaimer": "The data in this whois database is provided to you for information purposes \nonly,
    that is,
    to assist you in obtaining information about or related to a \ndomain name registration record. We make this information available \"as is\",
   \nand do not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a whois query,
    you agree \nthat you will use this data only for lawful purposes and that,
    under no \ncircumstances will you use this data to: \n(1) enable high volume,
    automated,
    electronic processes that stress or load \nthis whois database system providing you this information; or \n(2) allow,
    enable,
    or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
    \ncommercial advertising or solicitations via direct mail,
    electronic mail,
    or \nby telephone. \nThe compilation,
    repackaging,
    dissemination or other use of this data is \nexpressly prohibited without prior written consent from us. The Registrar of \nrecord is PDR Ltd. d\/b\/a PublicDomainRegistry.com. \nWe reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. \nBy submitting this query,
    you agree to abide by these terms.",
    "emails": [ "contact@whoapi.com",
    "abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com" ],
    "whois_raw": "Domain Name: WHOAPI.COM\nRegistry Domain ID: 1640154939_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN\nRegistrar WHOIS Server: whois.publicdomainregistry.com\nRegistrar URL: www.publicdomainregistry.com\nUpdated Date: 2013-09-05T07:45:24Z\nCreation Date: 2011-02-14T15:31:26Z\nRegistrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-02-14T15:31:26Z\nRegistrar: PDR Ltd. d\/b\/a PublicDomainRegistry.com\nRegistrar IANA ID: 303\nDomain Status: clientTransferProhibited https:\/\/icann.org\/epp#clientTransferProhibited\nRegistry Registrant ID: \nRegistrant Name: Goran Duskic\nRegistrant Organization: WhoAPI Inc.\nRegistrant Street: 444 Castro Street \nRegistrant City: Mountain View\nRegistrant State\/Province: California\nRegistrant Postal Code: 94041\nRegistrant Country: US\nRegistrant Phone: +1.6506918352\nRegistrant Phone Ext: \nRegistrant Fax: \nRegistrant Fax Ext: \nRegistrant Email: contact@whoapi.com\nRegistry Admin ID: \nAdmin Name: Goran Duskic\nAdmin Organization: WhoAPI Inc.\nAdmin Street: 444 Castro Street \nAdmin City: Mountain View\nAdmin State\/Province: California\nAdmin Postal Code: 94041\nAdmin Country: US\nAdmin Phone: +1.6506918352\nAdmin Phone Ext: \nAdmin Fax: \nAdmin Fax Ext: \nAdmin Email: contact@whoapi.com\nRegistry Tech ID: \nTech Name: Goran Duskic\nTech Organization: WhoAPI Inc.\nTech Street: 444 Castro Street \nTech City: Mountain View\nTech State\/Province: California\nTech Postal Code: 94041\nTech Country: US\nTech Phone: +1.6506918352\nTech Phone Ext: \nTech Fax: \nTech Fax Ext: \nTech Email: contact@whoapi.com\nName Server: ns1.first-ns.de\nName Server: robotns2.second-ns.de\nName Server: robotns3.second-ns.com\nDNSSEC:Unsigned\nRegistrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse-contact@publicdomainregistry.com\nRegistrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1-2013775952\nURL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http:\/\/wdprs.internic.net\/\n>>>Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-10-26T14:33:44+0000Z<<<\nFor more information on Whois status codes,
    please visit https:\/\/icann.org\/epp\n\nRegistration Service Provided By: WHOAPI INC.\n\nThe data in this whois database is provided to you for information purposes \nonly,
    that is,
    to assist you in obtaining information about or related to a \ndomain name registration record. We make this information available \"as is\",
   \nand do not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a whois query,
    you agree \nthat you will use this data only for lawful purposes and that,
    under no \ncircumstances will you use this data to: \n(1) enable high volume,
    automated,
    electronic processes that stress or load \nthis whois database system providing you this information; or \n(2) allow,
    enable,
    or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
    \ncommercial advertising or solicitations via direct mail,
    electronic mail,
    or \nby telephone. \nThe compilation,
    repackaging,
    dissemination or other use of this data is \nexpressly prohibited without prior written consent from us. The Registrar of \nrecord is PDR Ltd. d\/b\/a PublicDomainRegistry.com. \nWe reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. \nBy submitting this query,
    you agree to abide by these terms.\n\n\n",
    "whois_raw_parent": "\nWhois Server Version 2.0\n\nDomain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered\nwith many different competing registrars. Go to http:\/\/www.internic.net\nfor detailed information.\n\n Domain Name: WHOAPI.COM\n Registrar: PDR LTD. D\/B\/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM\n Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 303\n Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com\n Referral URL: http:\/\/www.PublicDomainRegistry.com\n Name Server: NS1.FIRST-NS.DE\n Name Server: ROBOTNS2.SECOND-NS.DE\n Name Server: ROBOTNS3.SECOND-NS.COM\n Status: clientTransferProhibited http:\/\/www.icann.org\/epp#clientTransferProhibited\n Updated Date: 17-dec-2013\n Creation Date: 14-feb-2011\n Expiration Date: 14-feb-2021\n\n>>> Last update of whois database: Mon,
    26 Oct 2015 14:33:27 GMT <<<\n\nNOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the \nregistrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is \ncurrently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration \ndate of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring \nregistrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to \nview the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.\n\nTERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois \ndatabase through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and \nautomated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or \nmodify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry \nServices' (\"VeriSign\") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for \ninformation purposes only,
    and to assist persons in obtaining information \nabout or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not \nguarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query,
    you agree to abide \nby the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only \nfor lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data \nto: (1) allow,
    enable,
    or otherwise support the transmission of mass \nunsolicited,
    commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail,
    telephone,
    \nor facsimile; or (2) enable high volume,
    automated,
    electronic processes \nthat apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,
    \nrepackaging,
    dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly \nprohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to \nuse electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or \nquery the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register \ndomain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right \nto restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure \noperational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the \nWhois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign \nreserves the right to modify these terms at any time. \n\nThe Registry database contains ONLY .COM,
    .NET,
    .EDU domains and\nRegistrars.\n\nFor more information on Whois status codes,
    please visit \nhttps:\/\/www.icann.org\/resources\/pages\/epp-status-codes-2014-06-16-en.\n"
}

Whois API use case

Are you looking for the owner of a certain domain name? Is someone infringing on your trademark? Are you hunting down recently registered “fake” domains? Are you looking for common patterns between phishing websites? Are you looking for 100% accurate domain availability checks? Are you doing analytical research around domain names?

We could go on and on with different use cases, but hopefully we found one that you can relate to. If we haven’t, we would love to hear from you! But in the meantime, try our robust whois API, which we are improving every month!

Whois API Pricing

Request limit Standard Professional Enterprise
2 / min 8 / min 30 / min
Approximately requests 86,400 / month 345,600 / month 1,296,000 / month
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