The internet whois database will allow you to find out details that are publically available about a domain name.
Due to the GDPR, which is The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area. the contact details for registrants of global domain names are now hidden. You are able to view the registrar details, how long the domain has been registered for and other details but not the name and contact details of the registrant.
Click here to find out the domain name information. You must put in the domain name extension in your whois search.
The registrant of Australian domain names is however available.
Click here to find out information about who the registrar and registrant are for Australian domain names. Type in the domain name with extension and you will get registration information for the Australian domain name that you have entered.
Australian domain names end in .au and can usually only be registered by Australian businesses, companies, organisations, individuals and/or government departments.
If the whois search says that my company domain is registered to the previous owner or website developer, what can I do?
Depending on the situation, you may have to request a change of legal ownership or have your registry records updated by your registrar. Transferring an AU domain name does not change the ABN/ACN or the original registrant name in the registry. Please contact us regarding your particular situation and we will advise you on your options.