whois server whois.dns.pl listening on port 43, to which You can connect using standard whois tools e.g. whois, jwhois
You can find details, about what data WHOIS service provides, on our web page.
Availability of a domain name can be checked here. [top]
Why are data published in WHOIS?
Information who is a subscriber domain is publicly available to ensure proper respect for the rights of Internet users, owners of trademarks, copyrights and other goods protected by law. The data of subscribers who are individuals are not published in accordance with the law on the protection of personal data. [top]
Where does the WHOIS data come from?
WHOIS data come directly from NASK database, which contains data entered by the domain name subscribers and is updated on daily basis. [top]
Why I can't seem to find the domain name I am looking for?
You will not find any information about domain names, or its subscribers, if those domain names are not administered by NASK Registry. [top]
How to use the WHOIS service available at www.dns.pl?
To use the WHOIS service, please enter a domain name, you're looking for, into the search field. The search engine will return requested information or will inform that such domain name doesn't exist in the NASK Registry. [top]
What does the WHOIS response, I'm getting, mean?
No information available about domain name in the NASK Registry database - the domain name does not exist in NASK Registry database. Availability of the .pl domain name, ready for registration, may be checked in the Domain browser.
Domain name is queued up for registration - the domain name has been applied for registration. The domain name may remain in this state for 14 days. If all registration conditions are not met before the expiration of that time period, the domain name enters the "Domain name is released from the queue" state and is to be released from the queue.
Domain name is released from the queue, available for registration - the domain name enters BOOK_BLOCKED state and is removed from the registration queue. The domain name remains in this state up to 90 days, but is already available for registration through NASK's Partners offering this service.
Domain name's billing period has finished - the domain name enters BLOCKED state, in which it may stay for up to 30 days (90 days when serviced by NASK as the registrar). During this time period the Registrant of this domain name may renew it, for the new billing period at his recent Registrar, or transfer (with simultaneous renewal) the domain name to one of Partners of NASK. If this process is not completed before the 30 day mark the domain name will be released.
Domain name is to be released after termination - the agreement to maintain the domain name has been terminated. The domain name enters the DELETE_BLOCKED state for 5 days and is released after the 5 days mark ends. There is no possibility to renew it during that period.
Domain name is undergoing proceeding - maintaining the domain name has been suspended until all doubts concerning its Registrant are cleared.
What to do if my contact data are missing?
Every domain name is maintained either by NASK or by one of its Partners. Information about who is the maintaining entity is present at the "registrar" field. If your data are missing in the WhoIs database, please report that fact to NASK or to its Partner respectively of who maintains the domain name. [top]
What should I do when my subscribers data in the WHOIS database are out of date?
If the domain name is maintained directly at NASK, please send us a written form available at www.dns.pl, filled with data that needs to be changed. This form should be delivered by post or fax no. +48 22 380 83 01 or via email email@example.com. If it's maintained by our Partner, please contact this entity directly. [top]
Is the number of inquiries, sent to WhoIs, limited?
Yes, it is. The WHOIS database is protected from too frequent address data requests, which may be performed for data mining purposes. The number of responses sent to the client is limited per one IP address for some specific time interval. Every time data is sent back, a response counter for the specific IP increases. When it reaches a certain threshold value, the domain name data are not sent back anymore and a warning message is sent instead. The counter decreases successively as the time goes by.
NASK's administrators can also manually ban IP address if they detect any suspected activity. [top]
What is the response threshold value?
Allowed, average, daily response limit is set to 100 regarding one IP address. If the limit is exceeded, data from the database will not be sent back and one will have to wait until the counter decreases below the threshold value. A credit for one response is granted every 15 minutes. [top]
I did not make any inquiry to the WHOIS database and I got "over the limit" message, why?
There are two reasons. First - you have enabled proxy server use in your browser and your requests seem to come from proxy, not from you. The inquiry limit is shared between all people using the same proxy server. In order to avoid this problem, please disable the proxy server use in the control panel of your internet browser. In case of a transparent proxy, ask your administrator for help. The second cause may be a use of NAT (Network Address Translation). The service enables hiding many computers behind one IP address. In that case you have to contact your administrator to solve the problem. [top]
Are there any other restrictions regarding limiting responses?
Yes, the access to the domain availability browser is also restricted. The average limit is set to 1440 per 24 hours regarding one IP address. If the limit is exceeded, the answer will not be sent back and one will have to wait until the counter decreases below the threshold value. A credit for one response is granted every minute, so one may send a query 60 times per hour. This mechanism was designed to protect servers against abuse. [top]
Are there any other mechanisms for limiting the access to the database?
Yes, namely response delays for clients who are suspected of abusing the service. The mechanism has been designed to delay the response of the server if the last sent response (considering one IP address) was given to close in time to the new request. The delay will occur if the mentioned time difference is less than 10 seconds. [top]
Where can I find more information about WHOIS?
If you need more information about WHOIS, please use firstname.lastname@example.org (don't use this address to change your WHOIS data - look up question no.8). [top]