WHOIS

Our WHOIS service allows some information to be disclosed about about domain names that have been registered. For reasons of our own privacy policy and applicable data protection law, we publish abbreviated information on the internet. This information provided could include the identity of the registrant and full details of the registrar through whom the domain is registered.

To consult the WHOIS service, you may either

   (a) use the box in the top right-hand corner, above; or
   (b) use any standard (command-line or graphical) WHOIS client.

If you need to obtain the full registry record for a domain, and you have registered your domain name directly, this is available (and can be updated) via your MY.CHANNELISLES.NET interface. If you have registered the domain name via a registrar, you should contact the registrar.

In addition, if you are a natural person, you have a number of rights under applicable Data Protection legislation, including asking us for a list of ALL domain names associated with you. See our data protection section for more information.

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 as we act in place of a registrar).

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 '(redacted for privacy)'.