Obtains the current whois information for the domain.

Connects to the registrar and obtains the whois information for the domain

Request Parameters

Parameter Type Description Required
action string “DomainGetWhoisInfo” Required
domainid int The id of the domain to obtain the whois information for Required

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
result string The result of the operation: success or error
Registrant array The registrant contact details
Admin array The admin contact details
Tech array The registrant contact details

Example Request (CURL)

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, '');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,
            'action' => 'DomainGetWhoisInfo',
            // See
            'username' => 'IDENTIFIER_OR_ADMIN_USERNAME',
            'password' => 'SECRET_OR_HASHED_PASSWORD',
            'domainid' => '1',
            'responsetype' => 'json',
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
$response = curl_exec($ch);

Example Request (Local API)

$command = 'DomainGetWhoisInfo';
$postData = array(
    'domainid' => '1',
$adminUsername = 'ADMIN_USERNAME'; // Optional for WHMCS 7.2 and later

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

Example Response JSON

    "result": "success",
    "Registrant": "{\"First_Name\":\"Test\",\"Last_Name\":\"Client\",\"Organisation_Name\":null,\"Job_Title\":null,\"Email\":\"[email protected]\",\"Address_1\":\"123 Test Street\",\"Address_2\":\"\",\"City\":\"Test\",\"State\":\"Test\",\"Postcode\":\"TE5 5ST\",\"Country\":GB,\"Phone\":\"+44.1234567890\"}"

Error Responses

Possible error condition responses include:

  • Domain ID Not Found
  • Registrar Error Message

Version History

Version Changelog
1.0 Initial Version