Domain Search (Whois)
- What is a domain holder?
The domain holder is the bearer of all rights and liabilities regarding a domain. He can dispose of, use, rent or transfer the domain to another person etc. No domain data must be modified without the domain holder's approval. However, he also has the responisbility to pay for open domain fees (himself or via an ISP), and he is liable for legal infringements regarding the domain. The domain holder is the only one who can effectively cancel the domain or transfer it to a third party.
- Where can I find the current Whois-data?
You can view your domain data by using the domain query on the nic.at homepage. This is the most up-to-date and reliable source for .at-domains. Due to data protection, no information about the invoice recipient and the domain's key date are available.
- What is an AuthInfo and what do I need it for?
For every domain there is an AuthInfo - a unique number/character combination which serves as confirmation code for the change of provider. It is set by the sponsoring registrar and is foreseen for the domain holder only who can at any time ask his registrar for the AuthInfo. With this AuthInfo a domain holder can transfer his domain to any ISP/registrar. The new ISP/registrar shall then set a new AuthInfo for the domain, otherwise the used one remains valid.
- How do I make a data modification?
The relevant data must be sent to nic.at electronically - via online application (usually by the ISP). In addition, most data modifications require afrom the domain holder. As soon as both are available, the modification will be processed. If your ISP is also a nic.at registrar, please contact him in order to change data.
If you want to modify a NICAT-handle, please complete the corresponding online form. Please note that this modification of a handle is only possible if the handle is neither administrated by a registrar nor used as a handle of a domain holder.
- My domain is administered directly at nic.at - how do I get my AuthInfo?
In this case you can request aon the nic.at website which will be sent to the e-mail address in the domain holder's data. This code is valid for 21 days and is bound to a specific ISP/registrar. Once you have received the token code and transmitted it to your new ISP/provider, he can take the domain automatically into his administration. Alternatively, also the new ISP/registrar can request a token code, but it will always be sent to the domain holder.