Domains: Configuring Lookup settings for .uk domains to work with whois2

Nominet provides separate whois interface for their customers to perform whois queries/lookups without risk of being blocked for excessive use. To learn more about whois2 protocol refer to Nominet website

To configure HostBill to use whois2, proceed to Settings → Domains & DNS, and for .uk extensions enter following settings:

  • Availability engine: Core
  • WHOIS engine: Core
  • Domain availability check - Server host / Query URL:
  • Test string: No match for
  • Domain whois data - Server host / Query URL:
  • Tick: Send custom request
  • In custom request enter: {$host} {$clientip} {$domain}