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Acceptable Use Policy

The acceptable use requirements of the Nominet WHOIS service are:

  • The maximum query rate is 5 queries per second with a maximum of 1,000 queries per rolling 24 hours.
  • If you exceed the query limits a block will be imposed. For further details please see the detailed instructions for use page.
  • These limits are not per IP address, they are per user.
  • This policy includes our standard anti-avoidance clause.
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