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What is a «Whois query»?

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires accredited registrars such as Hostpoint to enter the owner's contact details, the creation and expiry dates of the domain and other information in the Whois database immediately after registering a domain.

The Whois database is a searchable list of all domains currently registered worldwide. With a Whois query, information on the domain name of an already registered domain can be called up. Since the data protection regulations were tightened, certain data such as the owner data are usually no longer visible.

A domain that I want is already occupied. What can I do?

First of all, check whether another domain extension could be considered for you. There are hundreds of domain extensions out there - and there may be one that suits you! At Hostpoint you will find all domain extensions at attractive prices. You can query the freely available domains here.

What is a domain?

A "domain" is a unique symbolic name that designates a host on the Internet. The domain names are structured hierarchically. Swiss domains are available with the ending “.ch”, the German domains have the ending “.de” etc. This ending is called a top-level domain.

There are also generic top-level domains that do not designate countries, but are intended for specific purposes: For example, “.com” is intended for commercial sites, “.biz” for shops, and “.museum” is reserved for museums.

How can I transfer my domain to Hostpoint?

In order to be able to move your domain yourdomain.tld to Hostpoint, we need the so-called transfer code of the domain for which you want to change provider. The transfer code is an alphanumeric security code with up to 16 digits that is made available to you by your previous registrar or provider.

How you get the transfer code depends on your registrar or provider. For example, there is the option of displaying the transfer code in the service area. You may have to request the transfer code, or you will receive it automatically by e-mail after you have canceled your domain with your registrar or provider or announced a change of provider. However, in order to speed up the process of changing your provider, you can also try to find out the transfer code yourself. If necessary, please contact your current registrar or provider.

As soon as you have received the transfer code, please order the desired domain transfer on our website. After we have received the order, we will start the domain transfer within a few hours.