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Q: How to Find List of Registered Domain Names ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: How to Find List of Registered Domain Names
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: justinsmith-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 06 Jun 2005 17:01 PDT
Expires: 06 Jul 2005 17:01 PDT
Question ID: 530120
Where can I find a complete list of all registered domain names?
According to Verisign
over 66 Million domain names are currently registered worldwide. What
I'm wanting to know is where can I find out what that list of domain
names is? Can I get it somewhere online? Do I have to become a
registrar? I want to do some analysis on the list.

Thank you.
Subject: Re: How to Find List of Registered Domain Names
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 06 Jun 2005 17:32 PDT
Hello Justin,

Access to the full files of registered .com and .net domains is
available through the "Shared Registration System".  You can read a
bit the SRS here:

In order to participate and get approved access to the SRS you do have
to be a recognized registrar.  The steps for doing this through
Verisign are available here:

In the section that says "Get Started", click on the link to "Become a
Registrar".  This will open up a series of pages and forms that you
need to establish the technical and financial qualifications for
becoming a registrar.

If you can successfully negotiate the process, you would then be
eligible for access to the SRS.

The database is also available through a regular Whois search, but of
course, there are limits imposed on how much data can be accessed
through a given search.  However, there are some Whois sites that
offer more flexibility than others.  My favorite is:

If you need any advice about using this site, just let me know, and
I'll be glad to assist you.

I trust this information fully answers your question.  

However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need.  If you would like any additional information, just post a
Request for Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further,
and I'm at your service.

All the best,


search strategy -- answer based on my own knowledge, and a search of
the Verisign website.
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