The whois database
The whois database
% The WHOIS service offered by ROTLD and the access to the records in the ROTLD WHOIS database
% are provided for information purposes and to be used within the scope of technical or administrative
% necessities of Internet operation or to remedy legal problems. The use for other purposes,
% in particular for advertising and domain hunting, is not permitted.
% Without prejudice to the above, it is explicitly forbidden to extract, copy and/or use or re-utilise
% in any form and by any means (electronically or not) the whole or a quantitatively or qualitatively
% substantial part of the contents of the WHOIS database without prior and explicit permission by ROTLD,
% nor in any attempt hereof, to apply automated, electronic processes to ROTLD (or its systems).
% ROTLD cannot, under any circumstances, be held liable in case the stored information would prove
% to be wrong, incomplete or not accurate in any sense.
% You agree that any reproduction and/or transmission of data for commercial purposes will always
% be considered as the extraction of a substantial part of the content of the WHOIS database.
% By submitting the query you agree to abide by this policy and accept that ROTLD can take measures
% to limit the use of its WHOIS services in order to protect the privacy of its registrants or the
% integrity of the database.
% The ROTLD WHOIS service on port 43 never discloses any information concerning the registrant.
% Registrant information can be obtained through use of the web-based whois service available from
% the ROTLD website www.rotld.ro
ionos.ro is not registered at Epik.com.
If whois information is not being shown, and you believe that you have a legitimate interest to access that infromation, you may contact Epik to request access. Not all requests are granted, since customers have a legitimate right to privacy guaranteed by EU law (GDPR).
The WHOIS database is a searchable list of every single domain currently registered in the world. To find out who owns a particular domain name, all you have to do is type it into the box above. The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires accredited registrars like Epik.com to publish the registrant's contact information, domain creation and expiration dates and other information in the WHOIS listing as soon as a domain is registered.
The short answer is, yes. The name, address and phone number you submit when you register your domain is publicly accessible by anyone at any time. This may be good news if you have a domain name you'd like to sell. Or it may be bad news if your name and contact info is collected by a spammer, hacker or other cyber-criminal.
To keep your personal data from falling into the wrong hands, Epik.com offers Private Registration through Anonymize.com Instead of displaying your personal information in the WHOIS database for all to see, Anonymize.com will replace it with their own. The domain will still belong to you - except now, you and Anonymize.com will be the only ones who know it.