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What is WHOIS data?

WHOIS data refers to the information that registrants provide and registrars make publicly available through the WHOIS service. This information includes the following data elements to be available in response to a query: Name, names of the primary nameserver and secondary nameserver(s) for the registered name; the identity of registrar, the original creation and expiration dates of the registration; the name and postal address of the registered name holder, the name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number and (where available) fax number of the technical and administrative contacts for the registered name.

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