whois -- Internet domain name and network number directory service
whois [-iadprg6] [-\?] [-h host] name [...]
whois looks up records in the databases maintained by several Network Information Centers (NICs).
The options are as follows:
Use the InterNIC Registry, this is also the default.
Use the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database. It contains network numbers used in those parts of the world covered neither by APNIC nor by RIPE.
Use the (US Military) Defense Data Network (DDN) database. It contains points of contact for subdomains of .MIL.
Use the Asia/Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) database. It contains network numbers used in East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands.
Use the R'eseaux IP Europ'eens (RIPE) database. It contains net- work numbers and domain contact information for Europe.
Use the Government-Wide Registration Service. A whois interface for finding domains ending in .GOV and .FED.US
Use the 6bone registry that is developed, maintained and operated by David Kessens of Qwest.
Use the specified host instead of the default NIC (whois.internic.net). Either a host name or an IP address may be specified.
View the usage of whois.
The working of whois is not influenced by any environment variables.
whois has no known bugs, however I am sure there may be.
<joke> This is 100% certified virus and bug free code. </joke>
$Log: whois.tweton,v $ Revision 1.3 2004/08/05 14:24:41 cwest cleanup, new version number on website Revision 1.1 2004/07/23 20:10:21 cwest initial import Revision 1.0 1999/03/04 15:19:03 Casey Tweten Initial revision
The Perl implementation of whois was written by Casey Tweten, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is copyright by Casey Tweten 1999.
This program is free and open software. You may use, modify, distribute and sell this program (and any modified variants) in any way you wish, provided you do not restrict others to do the same.