Discover the availability of a domain name by adding it in the WHOIS search field provided by NAV and we will inform you accordingly, depending on the extension, whether the domain is available or not.
Whether you want to buy a domain or just find out about it, use NAV WHOIS. We will display domain information such as registration and renewal date, if it is online but also details about the owner.
If a domain is registered but you still want to buy it, it is useful to know when it expires. We display the expiration timeline of a domain in four simple steps with information and data according to each domain extension.
What we can do for you and what you can do using NAV WHOIS
The NAV WHOIS service is designed to help users who look for domain information by searching the WHOIS database. The information is displayed in real time, reflecting the status of the domain, its registration date or its availability. Also, depending on the registry or registrar, certain information about the owner, contact details and other important information will be displayed.
You can buy the domain even if it is already registered
Is the domain you searched for already registered? It shouldn't be a problem. A NAV broker can contact its owner to negotiate a possible sale of the domain in your favor. For details use the contact methods available on our site.
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What is the WHOIS database?
The WHOIS database is a list of all registered domains and is regularly used for various legal purposes. Network administrators use WHOIS search to identify and resolve any issues. For example, WHOIS information can be used to verify the availability of domain names, to identify trademark infringement, and to maintain the correct domain name registrar data.
WHOIS verification can even be used to combat spam or fraud, as administrators can track logs that post illegal content. In addition, ICANN agreements protect domain applicants by prohibiting the use of WHOIS lists for marketing or spam purposes, including large volume of automated queries against a specific registry or registry system - unless such inquiries are intended to be domain name management.
How accurate is WHOIS data?
These data are usually very accurate, but the contact details of the registrants may change. Registries, for example, such as NAV, make considerable efforts to maintain accurate data and provide domain owners the opportunity to review and update their data for domains registered in WHOIS database. According to ICANN rules, refusal to update this information or providing false data may result in suspension or cancellation of the domain.
In addition, ICANN allows internet users to file complaints if they discover incorrect or incomplete data when searching for a domain in the WHOIS database. In such cases, registrars must correct and verify the data in a timely manner. Through this verification protocol, ICANN tries to maintain the highest level of accuracy possible.
How do I update my WHOIS information?
The procedure for updating your information from the WHOIS database when searching for a domain is very easy. All you have to do is access the NAV client area, the "My domains" section and click "Change contact details". The update can be done simultaneously for several domains at once or only for one domain name. It is important to keep your information up-to-date, both in order to comply with ICANN regulations and to ensure that you receive the WHOIS correspondence for your domain name at the correct e-mail address.
Who maintains the WHOIS database?
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for all matters relating to WHOIS database. As the internet grew to a point where a formal organization was required to handle the maintenance and procedures involved in keeping the world online, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was launched in 1998.
Starting with 2016, ICANN operates WHOIS check without supervision, by any country and exists today as a nonprofit company based in Los Angeles. Through its role of coordinating the internet name system, ICANN is managed by a 16-member board, with representation from around the world that promotes competition and develops policies on unique identifiers on the internet. ICANN also receives contributions from numerous Internet-related organizations, such as telecommunications providers.
Why it is necessary to have a WHOIS database?
The ability to find information about domains quickly and accurately is important for several main reasons:
1. A WHOIS check is essential for people doing business from domain sales. These business people need a method of communication for their transactions. A WHOIS search will provide one or more methods to reach the current owner of one domain name.
2. The WHOIS database is a way to maintain accountability for individuals and companies operating online. For example, if you suspect a person is misusing their website, the WHOIS database provides information that can help resolve a dispute or resolve disputes in the online environment.
What can you tell me about privacy?
ICANN agreements protect registrants from potential spam. For website owners who would prefer to keep this information private, NAV provides privacy and complete domain protection, so when a user performs a simple WHOIS check on a domain name, we replace personal information with proxy information. When we do this, other data appears, but the domain still belongs to you. In addition, if you are a web developer, you will have an obligation for your clients to give them a complete sense of privacy and protection.