hi there this is Jophiel with SkyPoint Studios and today I want to talk to you about the who is records Whois is basically a database of all of the domains online and it lets you know exactly where a domain is registered at meaning the account where the domain was purchased at then it also lets you know when the domain was first registered and when it expires when it’s updated these are some really important information to use as a developer I oftentimes use the who is records to look up a person will call me and they’ll say hey I have a website but I don’t know where my domain’s at okay we’ll go look it up on the Whois records also I get people who will contact me and they say it looks like someone’s trying to get me to pay them to renew my domain but I’ve never heard of this company before well let’s look up your domain right now and see who actually owns the domain who’s the actual registrar on it and who is is really great for that so if you want to use the tool it’s a free tool online I like to go to look up so lokup.ican.org and Icann is the international association of domain registration so icann.org so lookup.ican.org go there you can type in the domain it needs to be just the clean URL and then hit the search button and it will show you exactly the details about where the website is registered actually where it’s hosted at with the DNS you can find that out as well when it expires and when it was registered super useful information so that’s the tip for the day Jophiel with SkyPoint Studios I will catch you on the next tip thank you so much for watching and we will see you soon