Nominet is the official registry for all .UK domain names. As part of our service we maintain a directory called ‘WHOIS’ – an official listing of the full details of all .UK domain names. The WHOIS lookup tool searches our directory and returns information about the domain name searched for. The WHOIS lookup tool will return domain information for .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .sch.uk, .plc.uk, .ltd.uk, .cymru and .wales
Our WHOIS tool will tell you whether a domain is registered and if it is, provide details of the registration. We work hard to ensure the data we hold is correct and up to-date through our ongoing programme of data validation.
The .UK WHOIS does not show a registrant’s details unless they have given consent to publication. We provide registration data to third parties with legitimate reasons, such as enforcement of legal rights or use of our Dispute Resolution Service. To obtain non-public data you must submit a Data Release Request and provide us with both your details (which will be disclosed to the data subject), and the reasons you believe you have the right to access non-public data. Please send this to [email protected].
Examples of legitimate requests are (non-exhaustive):
If you have a complaint about our WHOIS data please visit our complaints page