Whois Check

Web-Based Domain Availability Check

The domain name availability check is an alternative method of checking if a domain name is available, providing only an 'Available' or 'Not available' response. It is not subject to the regular Whois search's blacklisting rules. However, excessive use of this service may result in an IP address ban at aeDA's discretion.

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Whois-Based Domain Name Availability Check

Systems currently relying on Whois Search for Domain Name Availability Checks can implement the following method to avoid the likelihood of blacklisting. The format of the request is a text string of the Domain Name followed by a `\r\n' as per a standard Whois request. The service will then respond with either the string `Available' or `Not Available' depending upon whether or not the domain is available for registration.

For Example

To check the availability of aeda.net.ae follow these steps:

  1. Connect to:
    Address: whois-check.aeda.net.ae
    Port: 43
  2. Send the string `aeda.net.ae\r\n' to the server
  3. The server will respond with `Not Available' and then close the connection.

The above procedure is compatible with standard Whois protocol; hence any reseller interface that is built to use Whois will be able to use this system as well.

Alternatively, the standard *nix whois command can be used as follows:

whois -h <server address> <domain name>

PLEASE NOTE - THIS SERVICE IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE REGULAR WHOIS SEARCH BLACKLISTING RULES. HOWEVER, EXCESSIVE USE OF THIS SERVICE MAY RESULT IN YOUR IP ADDRESS BEING BANNED AT aeDA's DISCRETION.

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