How to look up a Domains WHOIS information
When maintaining a domain name, sometimes the domain registrar and domain information needs to be retrieved. To retrieve the information of your domain, you will need to look up the WHOIS information. This can be done several ways. When looking up your WHOIS information , the information provided looks like the following (google.com was used for the WHOIS lookup):
Example of WHOIS lookup
Registrant: Dns Admin Google Inc. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043 US email@example.com +1.6502530000 Fax: +1.6506188571 Domain Name: google.com Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com Administrative Contact: DNS Admin Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043 US firstname.lastname@example.org +1.6506234000 Fax: +1.6506188571 Technical Contact, Zone Contact: DNS Admin Google Inc. 2400 E. Bayshore Pkwy Mountain View CA 94043 US email@example.com +1.6503300100 Fax: +1.6506181499 Created on..............: 1997-09-15. Expires on..............: 2020-09-13. Record last updated on..: 2012-01-29. Domain servers in listed order: ns2.google.com ns4.google.com ns1.google.com ns3.google.com
The previous look up is basically how all domains are displayed when you look them up.
What is WHOIS
The WHOIS (pronounced "Who Is") of a domain is the publicly displayed information about a domains ownership, billing, technical, administrative, and nameserver information. Running a WHOIS on your domain will look thedomain up at the registrar for the domain information. All domains have WHOIS information.
For domains registered at InMotion, you can view your WHOIS information through your AMP. For information on viewing your domain WHOIS at InMotion please see our article on How to change your domain's WHOIS information in AMP. The below sections will explain how to look up your WHOIS by using the Linux command line and using domaintools.com.
Looking up WHOIS through domaintools.com
You can look up the WHOIS information on your domain be visiting the following free link.
Using the WHOIS command in the Linux command line
- Open up your SSH client.
- On the command prompt, type the following command. (Supplement example.com with the domain you want to look up.)
- You will see the information about the domain on the screen. Please see the graphic to the right. The WHOIS information should look like the image to the right. (google.com was used in this example)
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2014-04-09 1:05 pm
i have three different emails from the same person send to me emails that i dont want to recieve. i would like to know where there coming from if possible . here are the email addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
2014-04-09 1:55 pm
I went ahead and edited your message before allowing it to go public to show fictional email addresses instead of the ones you mentioned. The same information below will apply to any email accounts.
You should be able to view the message headers of each message to get an idea about where the emails are originating from. Depending on your email client, it's typically a matter of looking for a <span style="color: red;">View Source</span> or <span style="color: red;">Show Original</span> option which will print a raw view of the email.
You would then be able to <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/email/email-troubleshooting/ip-addresses-in-email-headers" target="_blank">review the IP addresses in email headers</a> to determine where the emails are being sent from. You'd be looking for the <span style="color: red;">Received:</span> headers specifically.
Here is an example of what you might see:
<pre class="code_block" style="margin: -10px 0px -30px 0px; line-height: .9em">Received: from desktop.example.com ([<span style="color: red;">22.214.171.124</span>]:59228 helo=[127.0.0.1])
by <span style="color: red;">mail.example.com</span> with esmtpsa (TLSv1:DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA:128)
(envelope-from <<span style="color: red;">email@example.com</span>>)</pre>
In this case, someone from the IP address <span style="color: red;">126.96.36.199</span> sent the email to me. Then their mail server <span style="color: red;">mail.example.com</span> delivered it for them, and it was sent from <span style="color: red;">firstname.lastname@example.org</span>
You can then <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/email/fighting-spam/block-ips-from-sending-you-email" target="_blank">block IPs from sending you email</a>, or setup <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/cpanel/cpanel-email/user-account-level-filtering" target="_blank">account level email filtering</a> to block those users from sending you further emails.
Please let us know if you have any other questions at all.