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I am trying to check the whois details for a site uq.oz.au and not able to find any data. I have tried multiple whois engines. Could someone let me know why this is the case? Shouldn't registration information for the domain be public domain?

Note I have also checked http://whois.ausregistry.com.au but this also states that there is no data. However, if I navigate to www.uq.oz.au I do get the University of Queensland website. Can someone explain why this is the case or if I am not searching for it correctly?

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The .AU registry simply has no data for this domain in their WHOIS database!: gwhois.org/uq.oz.au –  iglvzx May 19 '14 at 2:26

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According to Wikipedia, oz.au. is a legacy domain that resulted from a namespace move. Data may simply not have been ported to newer systems.

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They might have used private registration. In that case Whois information will be hidden.


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When registered as a private domain as per link you posted, the registrant information will still show up as registered to Domains By Proxy. However, for this domain uq.oz.au, it says that there is no whois data available –  slayernoah Apr 22 '14 at 6:41
See @Daniel B's answer. I think that might be the correct answer. –  ichathan Apr 22 '14 at 9:46

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