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What is the Whois database?

The Whois database is a publicly accessible database containing the owner’s details and contact person of every domain name as well as the name server data. When registering a domain name, your data will be registered in the Whois database.
You can use this database to find the owner of a particular domain name. But there are restrictions in order to prevent abuses. You can retrieve only 1 domain name per second and 100 domain names per hour. Every visitor agrees not to use this site or its content for any commercial purposes.

You can also consult the Whois database through the websites of the registry. A registry is the official organization in charge of a top-level domain (TLD) such as (Belgium), SIDN (The Netherlands), PIR (Org domains),...
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