WhoisCL v1.62 - Get WHOIS records from command-line
Copyright (c) 2005 - 2014 Nir Sofer

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Description

WhoisCL is a simple command-line utility that allows you to easily get information about a registered domain. It automatically connect to the right WHOIS server, according to the top-level domain name, and retrieve the WHOIS record of the domain.
It supports both generic domains and country code domains.

System Requirements

  • Windows operating system: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/2008/7/8.
  • Internet connection.
  • On a firewall, you should allow outgoing connections to port 43.

Versions History

  • Version 1.62 - Fixed to display full information for .name domains.
  • Version 1.61 - Added support for Donuts domains ( .email, .company, .support , and many others...)
  • Version 1.60 - Added the WHOIS server of .ac.uk domains.
  • Version 1.59 - Added the WHOIS server of .id domains.
  • Version 1.58 - Updated the WHOIS servers of .hr, .es, .by, and .tn domains.
  • Version 1.57 - Added the WHOIS server of .pw and .so domains.
  • Version 1.56 - Added the WHOIS server of .ax domains.
  • Version 1.55 - Added support for br.com, cn.com, eu.com, hu.com, no.com, gb.com, gb.net, qc.com, sa.com, se.com, se.net, us.com, uy.com, za.com, uk.com, and uk.net domains.
  • Version 1.50 - Added -n command-line option. If you specify this option, WhoisCL will get the correct WHOIS server from xx.whois-servers.net, instead of using the internal WHOIS servers list.
  • Version 1.42 - Added the WHOIS servers of .ke and .io domains.
  • Version 1.41 - Fixed a problem of running this tool on Windows 2000.
  • Version 1.40 - Fixed the WHOIS server of .ru and .su domains.
  • Version 1.38 - Fixed the whois server for .fo, .gl, .gs, .hu, .dz, and .ua domains.
  • Version 1.37 - Added support for .co domains.
  • Version 1.36 - Added support for .tr domains.
  • Version 1.35 - Fixed the WHOIS server for .tw domains and added WHOIS server for .asia domains.
  • Version 1.34 - Added support for .pr domains.
  • Version 1.33 - Fixed the whois server of .ms domains.
  • Version 1.32 - Updated the whois servers for .is, .lt, .ma, .md, .pl, .si, and .sk domains.
  • Version 1.31 - Added/Updated the whois servers for .in, .ie, .me, .tel, and co.nl domains.
  • Version 1.30 - Fixed the whois servers for .at, .be, .bg, .cz, and others.
  • Version 1.25 - The whois servers file now allows you to specify more than one server for country-code level domains. (For example: one server for .uk domains and the other server for gov.uk domains)
  • Version 1.24 - Fixed the problem WHOIS server of .ro domains and fixed the WHOIS server of .cn domains.
  • Version 1.23 - Fixed the WHOIS server of .jp domains to whois.jprs.jp
  • Version 1.21 - Updated the WHOIS server for .com and .net domains (to whois.verisign-grs.com) and for .org domain (to whois.pir.org)
  • Version 1.20 - Added support for external WHOIS servers list - whois-servers.txt
  • Version 1.12 - Fixed the WHOIS server for .tr domains.
  • Version 1.11 - Added support for .coop domains.
  • Version 1.10 - Added support for the following domains: .ws, .vc, .uy, .uz, .tp. .tk, .tl, .sa, .sb, .sc, .pro, .nf, .mc, .mu, .la, .ly, .ir, .hm, .hn, .gl, .dm, .cd, .bz, .bj, .bi, .ae, .ag, .my, .mobi., .travel
  • Version 1.09 - Added support for .my domains, and changed the .nl WHOIS server to the new one.
  • Version 1.08 - Added support for .nz domains.
  • Version 1.07 - Fixed the WHOIS servers for .mx and .br domains
  • Version 1.06 - Fixed the WHOIS server for .ve domains.
  • Version 1.05 - Fixed the WHOIS server for .pt domains.
  • Version 1.04 - Added support for .eu domains.
  • Version 1.03 - Added support for .tv domains.
  • Version 1.02 - Fixed the problem with French domains.
  • Version 1.01 - Fixed the problem with German domains.
  • Version 1.00 - First Release.

Usage

WhoisCL [-r] [-n] Domain

[-r] If you specify this option, the top remark lines of the WHOIS record are automatically removed. [-n] If you specify this option, WhoisCL will get the correct WHOIS server from xx.whois-servers.net, instead of using the internal WHOIS servers list.
Domain Domain name.

Examples:
WhoisCL microsoft.com
WhoisCL -r google.com
WhoisCL -n w3c.org

Example for WhoisCL output:



WHOIS Server: whois.markmonitor.com



Registrant:
	Google Inc.
	(DOM-258879)
	2400 E. Bayshore Pkwy Mountain View
	CA
	94043 US

    Domain Name: google.com

	Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
	Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
	Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

    Administrative Contact:
	DNS Admin
	(NIC-1340142) 
	Google Inc.
	2400 E. Bayshore Pkwy Mountain View
	CA
	94043 US
	dns-admin@google.com +1.6503300100 Fax- +1.6506181499
    Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
	DNS Admin
	(NIC-1340144) 
	Google Inc.
	2400 E. Bayshore Pkwy Mountain View
	CA
	94043 US
	dns-admin@google.com +1.6503300100 Fax- +1.6506181499

    Created on..............: 1997-Sep-15.
    Expires on..............: 2011-Sep-14.
    Record last updated on..: 2005-Jul-25 20:14:20.

    Domain servers in listed order:

    NS3.GOOGLE.COM		
    NS4.GOOGLE.COM		
    NS1.GOOGLE.COM		
    NS2.GOOGLE.COM		

MarkMonitor.com - The Leader in Corporate Domain Management
----------------------------------------------------------
For Global Domain Consolidation, Research & Intelligence,
and Enterprise DNS, go to: www.markmonitor.com
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Creating whois-servers.txt

Starting from version 1.20, you can create your own WHOIS servers list to override the default servers defined by WhoisCL.
In order to use this feature, follow the instructions below:
  1. Create a file named 'whois-servers.txt' in the same folder of WhoisCL.exe
  2. Add the needed servers to the list. Each line should contain the domain extension, a space character, and then the whois server address. For example:
    gov whois.nic.gov
    com rs.internic.net 
    il whois.isoc.org.il
    ir whois.nic.ir
    
  3. In the next time that you run WhoisCL, the specified servers will be used instead of the default servers list stored in WhoisCL.
Be aware that WhoisCL only supports WHOIS servers in port 43. It doesn't support Web-based WHOIS requests.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com
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