Searchable WHOIS

When it comes to protecting your rights over a domain name, it helps to have as much information as possible

That’s where our Searchable WHOIS comes in. This useful tool allows you to search the .UK, .cymru and .wales registers for exact and similar domain names. This could be used for:

  • Establishing or defending intellectual property rights over a domain name
  • Gathering information for any domain name disputes, or investigating and prosecuting possible offences, such as false identities and fraudulent websites
  • Carrying out academic research and government functions

The Searchable WHOIS (formally known as PRSS, the Public Register Search Service) is updated daily and allows searches using wildcards. You can view up to 21,000 results per week, with the results viewed in batches to make things more manageable. The search tool also allows you to store regular searches as favorites, and keeps a history of your last 1,000 searches for quick and easy access.

If you’ve subscribed to the Searchable WHOIS, you can access it by logging into your Online Services account.

Read on for more information about subscription fees and how to apply.

Who can use the Searchable Whois?

Anyone who is based in the European Economic Area (EEA) can subscribe to the service. It can be used on a contract-only basis, in accordance to the terms and conditions of the contract.

How much does it cost?

The fee for subscribing to the Searchable WHOIS is £400 plus VAT per year.

How to apply

Complete this simple online application form to apply for access to the Searchable Whois. The application process takes two to three days from the date of submission – you’ll also have to accept the Searchable WHOIS Terms of Use.

Speak to us today

To find out more call or email:

T: +44(0) 330 236 9480 / E: [email protected]