Whois lookup on .XXX domain names

This article applies to .XXX Domain names.

.XXX is a new Top Level Domain (TLD) specifically created for those providing adult entertainment and related adult services.

It is a defined TLD specifically for use by the adult industry to reach a global audience by using an easy to remember and directly relevant domain name.

You can do a whois search on .XXX domain names here.

Why use WHOIS?

WHOIS is a public database which allows you to find out information about a specific domain name. You can find out who registered it, who the registrar is, and who you can contact about the domain name.

Searching the WHOIS is also a useful way to check whether a domain name has been registered. (This the method the 123-reg domain checker uses. If there is no result returned, then we attempt to register the domain name for our customers.)

How does the WHOIS database work?

The WHOIS database contains contact and registration information for every domain registered with a particular registrar. WHOIS databases are maintained by individual registrars and not by the central registry.

For this reason they are not always fully up-to date. Most of the systems are updated every 24 hours, which means the results that they return can be up to 47 hours out of date.

When you register a domain name with us, we pass on the domain contact details to the WHOIS. These will then be publicly available through WHOIS services. For .XXX domain names this is a legal requirement.

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