To consult the WHOIS service, you may either
(a) use the box in the top right-hand corner, above,
(b) use any standard (command-line or graphical) WHOIS client.
If you need to obtain the full registry record for a domain, you can do this automatically it if is your own domai (or a domain for which you have been recorded as an authorised contact). Submit your request here and the full WHOIS data will be sent by email.
If you are a certificate authority, law enforcement agency or other legitimate enquirer (such as lawyer representing clients, or a party to a domain name dispute) you will need to contact the Registrar as shown in the Public WHOIS in the first instance. (NB: If the Registrar is listed as “Direct” or “Community” you should contact us with such enquiries).
From May 2018 we have made some small changes to how your data is displayed in the WHOIS.
In the registrant data we record a contact name for the registrant as well as their company/organisation, if any. So that a individual's (natural person's) name is not published when they did not want, or expect it to be, we are only showing the contents of the organisation field (if supplied) under 'Registrant' in the public WHOIS output.
Accordingly, you should ensure this field (through your registrar's interface) is completed if you intend the registrant's identity to be available by a WHOIS query. If the 'Organsatio'n field is left blank, the WHOIS will now show the registrant's identity as '(not available)'.