Rules and description of whois service

Whois is a Web- or terminal-based tool for finding out details about the registration of a domain name. It can for example be when the domain was registered or through which registrar it is administered. To find out the holder’s name, however, you must do a separate contact search.

IIS’s main purpose for WHOIS is to provide information about the domain holder´s and other contacts. The information is used for the administrative and technical management of top-level domain, but with consideration to personal integrity.

In addition, it is a tool for checking domain name availability.

Service Description – in PDF-format

Rules for usage

Search results may not be used for commercial purposes. The function is there to enable a search for information about a particular domain name and its owner. Downloading of information about multiple domain names for the creation of your own database is not permitted.

All searches made are logged with information about where the search was made from. Any address from which too many contact-ID searches are made will be blocked for further searches.

  • Whois copyright

Copyright (c) 1997- IIS (The Internet Foundation In Sweden). All rights reserved.

The information obtained through searches, or otherwise, is protected by the Swedish Copyright Act (1960:729) and international conventions. It is also subject to database protection according to the Swedish Copyright Act.

Any use of this material to target advertising or similar activities is forbidden and will be prosecuted. If any of the information below is transferred to a third party, it must be done in its entirety. This server must not be used as a backend for a search engine.

Treatment of personal data

If you are a domain registrant, you will find information on how IIS treats personal data about you in the Registration Terms and Conditions applying for the top-level domains .se and .nu, respectively, under Item 9: