DomainWhois

Retrieve domain whois information.

Request Parameters

Parameter Type Description Required
action string “DomainWhois” Required
domain string The domain name to lookup Required

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
result string The result of the operation: success or error
status string The registration status: available or unavailable
whois string Whois server response

Example Request (CURL)

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'https://www.example.com/includes/api.php');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,
    http_build_query(
        array(
            'action' => 'DomainWhois',
            // See https://developers.whmcs.com/api/authentication
            'username' => 'IDENTIFIER_OR_ADMIN_USERNAME',
            'password' => 'SECRET_OR_HASHED_PASSWORD',
            'domain' => 'example.com',
            'responsetype' => 'json',
        )
    )
);
$response = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

Example Request (Local API)

$command = 'DomainWhois';
$postData = array(
    'domain' => 'example.com',
);
$adminUsername = 'ADMIN_USERNAME'; // Optional for WHMCS 7.2 and later

$results = localAPI($command, $postData, $adminUsername);
print_r($results);

Example Response JSON

{
    "result": "success",
    "status": "unavailable",
    "whois": "xxx"
}

Error Responses

Possible error condition responses include:

  • Domain not valid
  • The given TLD is not supported for WHOIS lookups

Version History

Version Changelog
1.0 Initial Version