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.name Registry Agreement Appendix 5

Whois Specifications

(1 December 2012)

Overview

The Public Whois service consists of two parts:

  • Web-based Whois services with extensive capabilities
  • Port 43 Whois services

The Registry Whois system has been designed for data protection compliance, robustness, availability, and performance. Provisions for detection of abusive usage, like excessive numbers of queries from one source, have been taken into account, and other countermeasures against abuse, like throttling and filtering, will be activated if necessary. Registry Operator will offer public IPv6 for its Whois within eighteen (18) months of the Effective Date.

The Registry Operator will in addition to the Whois service make available an email address to assist members of the Internet technical community if necessary.

Registry Operator commits to participating in and supporting the work in the IETF to produce a Domain Name Registration Data Access Protocol [SAC 051]. Registry Operator shall implement the standard no later than 135 days after it is requested by ICANN if: 1) the IETF produces a standard (i.e., it is published, at least, as a Proposed Standard RFC as specified in RFC 2026); 2) its implementation is commercially reasonable in the context of the overall operation of the registry; and 3) the required implementation deadline is at least eighteen (18) months from the Effective Date.

This Appendix is subject to change by agreement of Registry Operator and ICANN during the IETF standards process. Further, Registry Operator reserves the right to develop these services internally or outsource management of the facilities to an external contractor under terms that are consistent with the standards of the proposed service. The Whois service is described in more detail below.

I - Types of Whois Queries

Registry Operator will support queries for Summary, Standard, Detailed, or Extensive Whois data.

Summary and Standard Whois Data (No Password Required)

Summary and Standard Whois data is available to the general public at no cost. This data is useful for searches to check whether a .name domain already exists or whether there is a similar .name domain in existence.

Summary Whois queries provide very limited information, such as whether a domain name exists and its registration status.

Standard Whois queries about domain-name registrations will provide more information, including: registrar ID, registrant ID, admin ID, technical ID, billing ID, Nameserver ID, Creation Date, and Expiration Date. No personally identifiable data relating to the registrant is available from this query.

Registry Operator reserves the right to revoke access for any requestor found to be using the Summary or Standard Whois data for marketing purposes, spamming, or other improper or unlawful purposes.

For the fields contained in returned Summary or Standard Whois results, and an example of a returned record, please see the output specification and examples below.

Detailed and Extensive Whois Data (Password Protected)

Queries for Detailed or Extensive Whois data require a password. Each query type has its own requirements for password distribution, described in detail below.

Detailed Whois Data

To receive a password for the Detailed Whois data a requestor must complete the online application available at http://whois.nic.name. The application process is open to the general public. Passwords will be issued to requestors by e-mail or fax. To acquire a password, users must agree (via a click through license) not to use the data for marketing purposes, spamming, or other improper or unlawful purposes.

Upon completing an application for Detailed Whois searches, an applicant will receive five passwords, each of which is effective for one Detailed Whois search only. A fee of US$2 may be charged for the five passwords. Registry Operator may, in its discretion, not charge the US$2 fee and require requestors instead to authenticate themselves using a credit card or other personally identifiable information. Passwords obtained through the interface at http://whois.nic.name for Detailed Whois searches are valid for 24 hours and may be used using the web-based Whois interface.

Registry Operator reserves the right to revoke the password of any requestor found to have provided and failed to correct materially inaccurate contact information or to be using the Detailed Whois data in a manner inconsistent with terms and conditions set forth in the Detailed query application and agreement.

Detailed Whois queries will return more extensive contact information (not including e-mail addresses or phone and fax numbers) about registrants. For the fields contained in a returned Detailed Whois Results page and an example of a returned record, please see the output specification and examples below.

Extensive or Detailed Whois Data

To receive a persistent password and continuous, free access to the Extensive Whois data, a requestor must enter into a written contract with Registry Operator. In initial implementation, requestors will download, execute, and mail the contract to Registry Operator, who will then e-mail or fax passwords. The contract will be substantially in the form of the Application and Agreement - .name WHOIS Extensive Search Database attached as Exhibit A to this Appendix.

Registry Operator may, in its discretion, modify the manner in which Extensive Whois passwords are obtained in either or both of the following ways:

  • Registry Operator may supplement the process in which contracts are submitted by mail with online submission, provided it develops an online method satisfactory to it for authenticating the identity of the applicant and establishing that a legally enforceable contract has been entered.
  • Registry Operator may implement a program for streamlining the contracting process by enabling authenticated organizations (e.g., the International Trademark Association, etc.) to act for Registry Operator in authenticating and entering enforceable contracts with their members.

In accepting the Extensive Agreement, a requestor is required to represent that the password will be used only for:

  • Address resolution and/or other Internet technical management;
  • Enforcement of legal rights, not including marketing;
  • Law enforcement/national security;
  • Consumer protection;
  • Crime and/or fraud detection and/or prevention;
  • Authorized transfer of domain name registration to a new registrar;
  • Authorized transfer of domain name to a new registrant;
  • Journalism; or
  • Other specified lawful purposes.

Further, in accepting the Extensive Agreement, or accessing the Detailed Whois, a requestor will also be required to represent that:

  • The password will be used exclusively in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the agreement;
  • All Whois searches are, and will be, conducted only for the purpose specified;
  • Requestor will not share the password with any individual or entity that is not bound by the Extensive Agreement;
  • Requestor acknowledges liability for damages suffered by Registry Operator as a result of any violation of the Extensive Agreement by requestor, any authorized user of the password, or any other individual or entity to whom the requestor or its Authorized Individual Users have shared the Password and/or the Data; and
  • Except as necessary to accomplish the specified, legitimate purpose, requestor will not share information derived from .name Whois with any individual or entity that is not bound by the Extensive Agreement.

Registry Operator reserves the right to revoke the password of any requestor found to have provided and failed to correct materially inaccurate contact information or to be using the Extensive Whois data in a manner inconsistent with terms and conditions set forth in the Extensive Agreement. In the case of institutional or organizational Users, Registry Operator will attempt to resolve abuses by Authorized Individual Users without terminating the User's access for legitimate purposes. Further, Registry Operator may modify the Extensive Agreement to accommodate the procurement and contracting constraints under which governmental requestors may be required by law or regulation to operate.

Passwords will be issued to requestors by e-mail or fax. Passwords for the Extensive Whois data may be changed by the Registry Operator on a bi-monthly basis via e-mail to the address set forth in the Extensive Agreement. Passwords for the Extensive Whois data will be renewable annually upon re-certification by password holder.

Extensive Whois queries will return more extensive contact information than Detailed Whois queries. Information about e-mail forwarding registrations may be obtained only through Extensive Whois queries. For the fields contained in a returned Extensive Whois Results page, and an example of a returned record, please see the output specification and examples below.

II - Whois Service Access Methods

Registry Operator will provide Whois data through an interactive web page and a port 43 Whois service. Summary or Standard Whois queries may be made through either access method with the same output formats, described below. Detailed and Extensive queries can only be made through the web interface.

Web Access

Web-based queries can be made through a Whois interface on the http://whois.nic.name website.

Port 43 Access

Registry Operator will also provide an RFC 3912-compliant Whois service via port 43 to whois.nic.name.

III - Whois Service Features

No Warranties by Registry Operator

The passwords and data are provided by Registry Operator "as-is." The data is provided without any representations or warranties as to its accuracy and/or completeness. Registry Operator disclaims all warranties with respect to the password and data, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of third-party rights. In jurisdictions that do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions will not apply.

Error Message

The response to any request may be an error message or a successful query. If an error occurs, the service uses different error messages, depending on the severity and cause of the error.

Minimum Data Update Frequency

Under normal operations the Registry Operator shall make reasonable efforts to continuously update the data as requests are handled, in a matter of seconds or minutes. The Registry Operator shall ensure that records in the Whois server are updated no later than 24 hours after the registration or modification transaction with the registrar is completed.

IV - Whois Query and Output Formats

Query Format

Queries can be made for five object types (domain, contact, nameserver, registrar, and defensive registration) with four levels of detail (Summary, Standard, Detailed, or Extensive). E-mail forwarding searches can be conducted only at the Extensive level.

For web access, object types and query levels will be specified by controls on the form. For port 43 queries, the query syntax determines the object type and query level. Particular object types and query levels can be specified by including an optional keyword, and/or an optional modifier, in the query. (If no keyword or modifier is supplied, the default query will search only domain objects at the Summary level of detail.)

Searches for particular object types may be specified as follows:

  • Domain ("domain" or none): Search only by domain objects. The input string is searched in the Domain Name field.
  • Contact ("contact"): Search only on contact object ID.
  • Nameserver ("nameserver"): Search only by nameserver objects. The input string is searched in the nameserver field or the IP address field.
  • Registrar ("registrar"): Search only registrar objects. The input string is searched in the Name field and in the registrar ID field.
  • Defensive registration ("blocked"): Search only Defensive Registration objects. The Defensive Registration field is searched.
  • SLD E-mail address:Search only e-mail address objects at the Extensive level. The SLD E-mail Name field is searched.

Levels of detail may be specified by including an optional modifier and/or password to the query. The default query level is Summary. A "Standard" query level can be specified by including the "=" modifier. When a password is provided, the response will be returned in Detailed or Extensive format, depending on the manner in which the password was obtained.

Example for Port 43 queries appear below.

Sample Query Explanation

john.smith.name
or
domain john.smith.name

or smith.name
or
domain smith.name

summary query for domain name

domain = john.smith.name

or

domain=smith.name

standard query for domain name
   
nameserver ns.example.name summary query for nameserver

Response Format

Each data object shall be represented as a set of key/value pairs, where each key runs from the start of the line, until the first colon (":"), and where any white space found immediately preceding the first colon shall not be counted as part of the key. All data excluding the first continuous sequence of white space following the first colon, up to but excluding the line feed should count as part of the value.

All Whois data will be in the ASCII character set, which has encoding compatible with UTF-8 for easy transition to including internationalized data, and as per the IETF's recommendations on i18n in Internet protocols. For fields where more than one value exists, multiple key/value pairs with the same key shall be allowed (for example to list multiple nameservers). The first key/value pair after a blank line should be considered the start of a new record, and should be considered as identifying that record, and is used to group data, such as hostnames and IP addresses, or a domain name and registrant information, together.

The following table specifies the data elements reported in response to various query types and levels:

Flags and Public/Extensive Whois fields:

  • X - Field will always be output if data is available.
  • O - Field is optional, and may not be displayed
  • M - Field may be represented as multiple key/value pairs

Sections:

  • M - Multiple subrecords may be displayed

If the data is not available, the key will not be displayed. The "flags" column applies to all output formats.

Domain Name Record
Section Field name Flags Summary Standard Detailed Extensive
  Domain Name ID   X X X X
  Domain Name   X X X X
  Sponsoring Registrar     X X X
  Domain Status M X X X X
  Registrant ID     X X X
  Registrant Organization O     X X
  Registrant Name       X X
  Registrant Address       X X
  Registrant City       X X
  Registrant State/Province O     X X
  Registrant Country       X X
  Registrant Postal Code O     X X
  Registrant Phone Number         X
  Registrant Fax Number O       X
  Registrant Email         X
  Other names registered by registrant OM       X
  Admin ID     X X X
Admin Organization O     X X
Admin Name       X X
Admin Address       X X
Admin City       X X
Admin State/Province O     X X
Admin Country       X X
Admin Postal Code O     X X
Admin Phone Number       X X
Admin Fax Number O     X X
Admin Email       X X
  Tech ID     X X X
Tech Organization O     X X
Tech Name       X X
Tech Address       X X
Tech City       X X
Tech State/Province O     X X
Tech Country       X X
Tech Postal Code O     X X
Tech Phone Number       X X
Tech Fax Number O     X X
Tech Email       X X
  Billing ID     X X X
Billing Organization O     X X
Billing Name       X X
Billing Address       X X
Billing City       X X
Billing State/Province O     X X
Billing Country       X X
Billing Postal Code O     X X
Billing Phone Number       X X
Billing Fax Number O     X X
Billing Email       X X
M Name Server O   X X X
Name Server ID O   X    
  Created On     X X X
  Expires On     X X X
  Updated On     X X X

 

SLD Email Record
Section Field name Flags Summary Standard Detailed Extensive
  SLD Email ID         X
  SLD Email         X
  Sponsoring Registrar         X
  SLD Email Status M       X
  Registrant ID         X
  Registrant Organization O       X
  Registrant Name         X
  Registrant Address         X
  Registrant City         X
  Registrant State/Province O       X
  Registrant Country         X
  Registrant Postal Code O       X
  Registrant Phone Number         X
  Registrant Fax Number O       X
  Registrant Email         X
  Other names registered by registrant OM       X
  Admin ID         X
  Admin Organization O       X
  Admin Name         X
  Admin Address         X
  Admin City         X
  Admin State/Province O       X
  Admin Country         X
  Admin Postal Code O       X
  Admin Phone Number         X
  Admin Fax Number O       X
  Admin Email         X
  Tech ID         X
  Tech Organization O       X
  Tech Name         X
  Tech Address         X
  Tech City         X
  Tech State/Province O       X
  Tech Country         X
  Tech Postal Code O       X
  Tech Phone Number         X
  Tech Fax Number O       X
  Tech Email         X
  Billing ID         X
  Billing Organization O       X
  Billing Name         X
  Billing Address         X
  Billing City         X
  Billing State/Province O       X
  Billing Country         X
  Billing Postal Code O       X
  Billing Phone Number         X
  Billing Fax Number O       X
  Billing Email         X
  Created On         X
  Expires On         X
  Updated On         X

 

Contact record
Section Field name Flags Summary Standard Detailed Extensive
  Contact ID   X X X X
  Contact Name       X X
  Contact Registrar ID     X X X
  Contact Registrar       X X
  Contact Organization O     X X
  Contact Address       X X
  Contact City       X X
  Contact State/Province O     X X
  Contact Country       X X
  Contact Postal Code O     X X
  Contact Phone Number         X
  Contact Fax Number O       X
  Contact Email         X
  Contact Status M   X X X
  Created On     X X X
  Updated On     X X X

 

Name Server Record
Section Field name Flags Summary Standard Detailed Extensive
M            
Name Server ID   X X X X
Name Server Name     X X X
Name Server Registrar ID     X X X
Name Server Registrar     X X X
Name Server Status M   X X X
IP Address Associated OM   X X X
Created On     X X X
Updated On     X X X

 

Registrar Record
Section Field name Flags Summary Standard Detailed Extensive
  Registrar ID   X X X X
  Registrar Name     X X X
  Registrar URL     X X X
  Registrar Status M   X X X
  Registrar Address     X X X
  Registrar City     X X X
  Registrar State/Province O   X X X
  Registrar Country     X X X
  Registrar Postal Code O   X X X
  Registrar Phone Number     X X X
  Registrar Fax Number O   X X X
  Registrar E-mail     X X X
M Admin ID     X X X
Admin Organization O   X X X
Admin Name     X X X
Admin Address     X X X
Admin City     X X X
Admin State/Province O   X X X
Admin Country     X X X
Admin Postal Code O   X X X
Admin Phone Number     X X X
Admin Fax Number O   X X X
Admin Email     X X X
M Tech ID     X X X
Tech Organization O   X X X
Tech Name     X X X
Tech Address     X X X
Tech City     X X X
Tech State/Province O   X X X
Tech Country     X X X
Tech Postal Code O   X X X
Tech Phone Number     X X X
Tech Fax Number O   X X X
Tech Email     X X X
M Billing ID     X X X
Billing Organization O   X X X
Billing Name     X X X
Billing Address     X X X
Billing City     X X X
Billing State/Province O   X X X
Billing Country     X X X
Billing Postal Code O   X X X
Billing Phone Number     X X X
Billing Fax Number O   X X X
Billing Email     X X X
  Created On     X X X
  Updated On     X X X

 

Defensive Registration Record
Section Field name Flags Summary Standard Detailed Extensive
M Defensive Registration ID   X X X X
Defensive Registration   X X X X
Type   X X X X
Tm-identifier O   X X X
Country of tm-registration O   X X X
Date of tm-registration O   X X X
Sponsoring Registrar ID     X X X
Sponsoring Registrar     X X X
Defensive Registration Status M   X X X
Registrant ID     X X X
Registrant Organization O     X X
Registrant Name       X X
Registrant Address       X X
Registrant City       X X
Registrant State/Province O     X X
Registrant Country       X X
Registrant Postal Code O     X X
Registrant Phone Number         X
Registrant Fax Number O       X
Registrant Email         X
Admin ID     X X X
Admin Organization O     X X
Admin Name       X X
Admin Address       X X
Admin City       X X
Admin State/Province O     X X
Admin Country       X X
Admin Postal Code O     X X
Admin Phone Number       X X
Admin Fax Number O     X X
Admin Email       X X
Created On     X X X
Expires On     X X X
Updated On     X X X

V - Whois Query and Output Examples

  1. Summary Whois

    Domain Name Record:

    Input:

    domain john.smith.name
    -or-
    john.smith.name
    -or-
    domain smith.name
    -or-
    smith.name

    Output:

    Note: the domain name output will always reflect the exact name entered as a query whether being a second or third level domain name.

    Domain Name ID: 12345DOMAIN-NAME
    Domain Name: JOHN.SMITH.name
    Domain Status: ok

    Defensive Registration Record:

    Input:

    blocked JOHN.SMITH.name

    Output:

    Defensive Registration ID: 123DEFREG-NAME
    Defensive Registration: SMITH
    Type: Premium Defensive

    Defensive Registration ID: 124DEFREG-NAME
    Defensive Registration: JOHN
    Type: Premium Defensive

    Defensive Registration ID: 125DEFREG-NAME
    Defensive Registration: JOHN.SMITH
    Type: Standard Defensive

  2. Standard Whois

    Domain Name Record:

    Input:

    domain = john.smith.name
    -or-
    domain=smith.name

    Output:

    Note: the domain name output will always reflect the exact name entered as a query whether being a second or third level domain name.
    Domain Name ID: 12345DOMAIN-NAME
    Domain Name: JOHN.SMITH.name
    Sponsoring Registrar ID: 12REGISTRAR-NAME
    Sponsoring Registrar Name: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Domain Status: ok
    Registrant ID: 123CONTACT-NAME
    Admin ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Tech ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Billing ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Name Server ID: 12HOST-NAME
    Name Server: NS1.SMITH.name
    Name Server ID: 34HOST-NAME
    Name Server: NS2.SMITH.name
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Expires On: 2003-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Defensive Registration Record:

    Input:

    blocked = TRADEMARK

    Output:
    Defensive Registration ID: 125DEFREG-NAME
    Defensive Registration: TRADEMARK
    Type: Premium Defensive
    Tm-identifier: CBE1234566
    Country Of Tm-registration: Germany
    Date Of Tm-registration: 1993-05-11
    Sponsoring Registrar ID: 12REGISTRAR-NAME
    Sponsoring Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Defensive Registration Status: ok
    Registrant ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Admin ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Expires On: 2011-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Input:

    blocked = SAMPLE.MARK

    Output:

    Defensive Registration ID: 126DEFREG-NAME
    Defensive Registration: SAMPLE.MARK
    Type: Standard Defensive
    Tm-identifier: CBE1234566
    Country Of Tm-registration: Germany
    Date Of Tm-registration: 1993-05-11
    Sponsoring Registrar ID: 12REGISTRAR-NAME
    Sponsoring Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Registrant ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Admin ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Expires On: 2011-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Contact Record:

    Input:

    contact = 124CONTACT-NAME
    Output:
    Contact ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Contact Registrar ID: 17REGISTRAR-NAME
    Contact Registrar: REGISTRAR2 INC
    Contact Status: ok
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Name Server Record:

    Input:

    nameserver = ns.smith.name
    -or-
    nameserver = 24.6.0.1

    Output:

    Name Server ID: 123HOST-NAME
    Name Server Name: NS.SMITH.NAME
    Name Server Registrar ID: 12REGISTRAR-NAME
    Name Server Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Name Server Status: ok
    IP Address Associated: 24.6.0.1
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Registrar Record:

    Input:

    registrar = REGISTRAR1 INC
    -or-
    registrar = 123REGISTRAR-NAME

    Output:

    Registrar ID: 17REGISTRAR-NAME
    Registrar Name: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Registrar URL: WWW.A-FICTIONAL-REGISTRAR-SITE.COM
    Registrar Status: ok
    Registrar Address: 170 OXFORD STREET
    Registrar City: LONDON
    Registrar Country: United Kingdom
    Registrar Postal Code: W2LH 5QS
    Registrar Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Registrar Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Registrar E-mail: DOMAINADMIN@REGISTRAR1.CO.UK
    Admin ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Admin Organization: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Admin Name: JACK SMITH
    Admin Address: 170 OXFORD STREET
    Admin City: LONDON
    Admin Country: United Kingdom
    Admin Postal Code: W2LH 5QS
    Admin Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Admin Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Admin Email: DOMAINADMIN@REGISTRAR1.CO.UK
    Tech ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Tech Organization: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Tech Name: JACK SMITH
    Tech Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Tech City: LONDON
    Tech Country: United Kingdom
    Tech Postal Code: W2LH 5QS
    Tech Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Tech Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Tech Email: DOMAINADMIN@REGISTRAR1.CO.UK
    Billing ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Billing Organization: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Billing Name: JACK SMITH
    Billing Address: 170 OXFORD STREET
    Billing City: LONDON
    Billing Country: United Kingdom
    Billing Postal Code: W2LH 5QS
    Billing Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Billing Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Billing Email: DOMAINADMIN@REGISTRAR1.CO.UK
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

  3. Detailed Whois

    Domain Name Record:

    Input:

    Through web pages only.Select: Domain

    Enter Query String =JOHN.SMITH.name
    -or-
    = SMITH.name

     (a) Output:

    Note: the domain name output will always reflect the exact name entered as a query whether being a second or third level domain name

    Domain Name: JOHN.SMITH.name
    Sponsoring Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Domain Status: ok
    Registrant ID: 123CONTACT-NAME
    Registrant Name: JOHN SMITH
    Registrant Address: 125 HIGH HOLBORN
    Registrant City: LONDON
    Registrant Country: United Kingdom
    Registrant Postal Code: WC1V 6QA
    Admin ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Admin Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Admin Name: DOMAINADMIN JOHN SMITH
    Admin Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Admin City: LONDON
    Admin Country: United Kingdom
    Admin Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Admin Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Admin Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Admin Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Tech ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Tech Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Tech Name: DOMAINTECH JOHN SMITH
    Tech Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Tech City: LONDON
    Tech Country: United Kingdom
    Tech Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Tech Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Tech Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Tech Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Billing ID: 126CONTACT-NAME
    Billing Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Billing Name: DOMAINBILLING JOHN SMITH
    Billing Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Billing City: LONDON
    Billing Country: United Kingdom
    Billing Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Billing Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Billing Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Billing Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Name Server: NS1.SMITH.name
    Name Server: NS2.SMITH.name
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Expires On: 2003-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Defensive Registration Record:

    Input:

    Through web pages only

    Select: Blocked

    Enter Query String = TRADEMARK

    Output:

    Defensive Registration ID: 125DEFREG-NAME
    Defensive Registration: TRADEMARK
    Type: Premium Defensive
    Tm-identifier: CBE1234566
    Country of Tm-registration: Germany
    Date of Tm-registration: 1993-05-11
    Sponsoring Registrar ID: 12REGISTRAR-NAME
    Sponsoring Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Defensive Registration Status: ok
    Registrant ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Registrant Organization: TRADEMARK INC
    Registrant Name: GENERAL COUNSEL
    Registrant Address: 125 TRADEMARK AVENUE
    Registrant City: HAMBURG
    Registrant State/Province: HAMBURG
    Registrant Country: Germany
    Registrant Postal Code: 12345
    Admin ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Admin Organization: TRADEMARK INC.
    Admin Name: GENERAL COUNSEL JOHN SMITH
    Admin Address: 125 TRADEMARK AVENUE
    Admin City: HAMBURG
    Admin State/Province: HAMBURG
    Admin Country: Germany
    Admin Postal Code: 12345
    Admin Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Admin Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Admin Email: GENERALCOUNSEL@TRADEMARK.DE
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Expires On: 2011-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Input:

    Through web pages only

    Select: Blocked

    Enter Query String = SAMPLE.MARK

    Output:

    Defensive Registration: SAMPLE.MARK
    Type: Standard Defensive
    Tm-identifier: CBE1234566
    Country Of Tm-registration: Germany
    Date Of Tm-registration: 1993-05-11
    Sponsoring Registrar ID: 12REGISTRAR-NAME
    Sponsoring Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Registrant ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Registrant Organization: TRADEMARK INC
    Registrant Name: GENERAL COUNSEL
    Registrant Address: 125 TRADEMARK AVENUE
    Registrant City: HAMBURG
    Registrant State/Province: HAMBURG
    Registrant Country: Germany
    Registrant Postal Code: 12345
    Admin ID: 125CONTACT-NAME
    Admin Organization: TRADEMARK INC.
    Admin Name: GENERAL COUNSEL JOHN SMITH
    Admin Address: 125 TRADEMARK AVENUE
    Admin City: HAMBURG
    Admin Country: Germany
    Admin Postal Code: 12345
    Admin Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Admin Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Admin Email: GENERALCOUNSEL@TRADEMARK.DE
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Expires On: 2011-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Contact Record:

    Input:

    Through web pages only

    Select: Contact

    Enter Query String = 124CONTACT-NAME

    Output:

    Contact ID:124CONTACT-NAME
    Contact Name: DOMAINADMIN
    Contact Registrar ID: 17REGISTRAR-NAME
    Contact Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Contact Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Contact Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Contact City: LONDON
    Contact Country: United Kingdom
    Contact Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Contact Status: ok
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Name Server Record:

    Input:

    Through web pages only

    Select: Nameserver

    Enter Query String = NS.SMITH.NAME

    -or-

    = 24.6.0.1

    Output:

    Name Server ID: 123HOST-NAME
    Name Server Name: NS.SMITH.NAME
    Name Server Registrar ID: 12REGISTRAR-NAME
    Name Server Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Name Server Status: ok
    IP Address Associated: 24.6.0.1
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Registrar Record:

    Response identical to record returned for Standard Whois.

  4. Extensive Whois

    Domain Name Record:

    Input:

    Through web pages only.

    Select: Domain

    Enter Query String = JOHN.SMITH.name
    -or-
    = SMITH.name

    Output:

    Note: the domain name output will always reflect the exact name entered as a query whether being a second or third level domain name.

    Domain Name: JOHN.SMITH.name
    Domain Name ID: 12345DOMAIN-NAME
    Domain Status: ok
    Sponsoring Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Registrant ID: 123CONTACT-NAME
    Registrant Name: JOHN SMITH
    Registrant Address: 125 HIGH HOLBORN
    Registrant City: LONDON
    Registrant Country: United Kingdom
    Registrant Postal Code: WC1V 6QA
    Registrant Phone: +44.207123456
    Registrant Fax: +44.207123457
    Registrant Email: JOHN@SMITH.name
    Other names registered by registrant: JOHN@SMITH.name, J.SMITH.name
    Admin ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Admin Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Admin Name: DOMAINADMIN JOHN SMITH
    Admin Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Admin City: LONDON
    Admin Country: United Kingdom
    Admin Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Admin Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Admin Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Admin Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Tech ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Tech Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Tech Name: DOMAINADMIN JOHN SMITH
    Tech Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Tech City: LONDON
    Tech Country: United Kingdom
    Tech Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Tech Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Tech Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Tech Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Billing ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Billing Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Billing Name: DOMAINADMIN JOHN SMITH
    Billing Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Billing City: LONDON
    Billing Country: United Kingdom
    Billing Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Billing Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Billing Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Billing Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Name Server: NS1.SMITH.name
    Name Server: NS2.SMITH.name
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Expires On: 2003-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    SLD Email Record:

    Input:

    Through web pages only.

    Select: Emailforwarding

    Enter Query String = JOHN@SMITH.name

    Output:

    SLD Email: JOHN@SMITH.name
    SLD Email ID: 12345EMAIL-NAME
    SLD Email Status: ok
    Sponsoring Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Registrant ID: 123CONTACT-NAME
    Registrant Name: JOHN SMITH
    Registrant Address: 125 HIGH HOLBORN
    Registrant City: LONDON
    Registrant Country: United Kingdom
    Registrant Postal Code: WC1V 6QA
    Registrant Phone: +44207123456
    Registrant Fax: +44207123457
    Registrant Email: JOHN@SMITH.name
    Other names registered by registrant: J@SMITH.name
    Admin ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Admin Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Admin Name: DOMAINADMIN JOHN SMITH
    Admin Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Admin City: LONDON
    Admin Country: United Kingdom
    Admin Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Admin Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Admin Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Admin Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Tech ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Tech Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Tech Name: DOMAINADMIN JOHN SMITH
    Tech Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Tech City: LONDON
    Tech Country: United Kingdom
    Tech Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Tech Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Tech Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Tech Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Billing ID: 124CONTACT-NAME
    Billing Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Billing Name: DOMAINADMIN JOHN SMITH
    Billing Address: 140 OXFORD STREET
    Billing City: LONDON
    Billing Country: United Kingdom
    Billing Postal Code: WC12 4AB
    Billing Phone Number: +44.207123456
    Billing Fax Number: +44.207123457
    Billing Email: DOMAINADMIN@DOMAINADMINISTRATION.CO.UK
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Expires On: 2003-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Defensive Registration Record:

    Input and response identical to record returned for Detailed Whois, except that at the Registrant level, phone, fax and, email information is returned.

    Contact Record:

    Input:

    Through web pages only.

    Output:

    Contact ID: 123CONTACT-NAME
    Contact Name: JOHN SMITH
    Contact Registrar ID: 17REGISTRAR-NAME
    Contact Registrar: REGISTRAR1 INC
    Contact Organization: DOMAINADMINISTRATION LTD
    Contact Address: 125 HIGH HOLBORN
    Contact City: LONDON
    Contact Country: United Kingdom
    Contact Postal Code: WC1V 6QA
    Contact Phone: +44.207123456
    Contact Fax: +44.207123457
    Contact E-mail: JOHN@SMITH.name
    Contact Status: ok
    Created On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z
    Updated On: 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Name Server Record:

    Response identical to record returned for Detailed Whois.

    Registrar Record:

    Response identical to record returned for Standard Whois.

Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."