It is not at all uncommon to forget where you may have registered your domain name, and if you're unfamiliar with the process, locating your Domain Registrar can be a bit tricky - but walk through the few easy steps below and you'll be identifying your Domain Registrar with ease!
At BigScoots, we recommend using whois.com. Whois is a widely used Internet record listing that identifies who owns a domain and how to get in contact with them.
Note: You will not be impacting the functionality of your site in any way using this guide.
Step 1: Navigate to www.whois.com/whois/
Step 2: Input the Domain Name you wish to research and click "Search".
Step 3: Take note of the information next to "Registrar".
Note: Some domain registrars such as BigScoots, GoDaddy, BlueHost, Siteground, and HostGator to name a few may have different Registrar names than what you know them as. Please see below for more information.
Step 4: Input the registrar into the "Name of Current Domain Register" field in your WPO site migration form.
Step 5: Grant BigScoots access or provide login credentials
Common Registrar Reseller Aliases and Pro Tips!
Many large registrar companies act as domain resellers for other hosting companies.
Example: I purchased my domain, jamesdomain.com from SiteGround, but on whois.com it shows Tucows Domains. This is because Tucows has agreed to provide domain registrar services for SiteGround. I would still provide my SiteGround information for the migration.
This table displays common registrar resellers for other hosting sites.
Pro Tip! If your domain registrar shows up as enom or tucows, you can use the below links to check which providers they are actually registered with.
BigScoots is here to help! If you have any questions what so ever, please reach out to live chat we'll be able to immediately assist with locating your domain registrar information or with any other questions you might have! 🙂