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1. What is MYNIC WHOIS Service?

MYNIC WHOIS service is an online facility to check the details of a .my domain name registration. This extended domain name search facility replaces the previous lookup service. MYNIC has added several types of searches for user's ease of use.

The WHOIS service can be accessed through:


2. How much does MYNIC WHOIS service cost?

The WHOIS service is free of charge.


3. What can I use the WHOIS for?

You can use the WHOIS service to determine if a domain name ending in .my is available for registration. You can also use the WHOIS service to display registrant information for a domain name.


4. Why does MYNIC publish these details of a .my domain name registration?

We operate a public registry on behalf of all Internet users and it is therefore important that we make the records we hold available to everyone. The WHOIS service makes it easier to identify the legal registrant of a domain name and should therefore help build more confidence in the use of the Internet.


5. Is MYNIC allowed to publish my contact details?

Yes, we have a contract with every domain name holder. The Terms and Conditions of domain name registration allow us to publish the records of your registration. You can view the Agreement for Registration of Domain Name at:- http://www.mynic.my/en/agreement.php


6. How to query using WHOIS?

Please refer to the help facility provided on .MYNIC Whois Service.

The query through port 43 can be accessed by typing "whois -h whois.mynic.my #h" using a Whois client software.


7. What information is provided in the WHOIS service?

The different types of searches are:

(a) Search by Domain Name

For personal domain names, the following information appears:

Note: The details of contact person are limited to certain information for privacy purposes.

For all other domain names, the following information appears:

(b) Search by Registrant Name

  • Registrant Name(s)
  • Registrant code(s)
  • Record last updated

(c) Search by Registrant code

  • Registrant details (ROC, address, tel. , fax)
  • Record last updated

(d) Search by Contact Person's code

For personal domain names:

  • Contact Person details (name, e-mail address)
  • Record last updated

For other domain names:

  • Contact Person details (name, organisation name, address, e-mail address, tel, fax)
  • Record last updated

(e) Search by Name Server hostname

  • Name Server hostname(s)
  • IP address(s)
  • Name Server code(s)
  • Record last updated

(f) Search by Name Server code

  • Name Server hostname
  • IP address
  • Record last updated

(g) Search by IP address

  • Name Server hostname(s)
  • Name Server code(s)
  • Record last updated

8. What should I do if my information is incorrect/out of date?

All users must ensure that their .my information is correct and up-to-date at all times.

You can update your information by accessing MYNIC's online modification form at here.


9. What is the query limit for the MYNIC WHOIS?

The current maximum query rate is limited to 500 queries per day, per IP address.


10. How will my complaints regarding the MYNIC WHOIS service be handled?

Each complaint will be handled on a case-by-case basis, whereby the relevant circumstances will be taken into consideration in determining the remedy that may be offered.