Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Agreements
VeriSign Global Registry Services (VeriSign GRS) Whois service is the authoritative Whois service for all second-level Internet domain names registered in the.com top-level domain and for all hosts registered using these names. This service is available to anyone. It is available via port 43 access and via links at the VeriSign GRS web site. It is updated daily.
To use Registry Whois via port 43 enter the applicable parameter on the command line as illustrated below:
By default, Whois performs a very broad search, looking in all record types for matches to your query in these fields: domain name, nameserver name, nameserver IP address, and registrar names. Use keywords to narrow the search (for example, 'domain root'). Specify only part of the search string to perform a "partial" search on domain. Every domain starting with the string will be found. A trailing dot (or dots) after your text or the partial keyword indicates a partial search. For example, entering 'mack.' will find "Mack", "Mackall", "Mackay", and so on.
To use Registry Whois using the web interface:
For all registered second-level domain names in .com, information as illustrated in the following example is displayed, where the entry parameter is the domain name (including the TLD):
For all ICANN-accredited registrars who are authorized to register .com second-level domain names through VeriSign GRS, information as illustrated in the following example is displayed, where the entry parameter is the full name of the registrar (including punctuation, "Inc.", etc.):
For all hosts registered using second-level domain names in.com, information as illustrated in the following example is displayed, where the entry parameter is either the full host name or the IP address:
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