jwhois - client for the whois service jwhois [ OPTIONS ]... [ QUERY ]

jwhois searches Whois servers for the object on the command line.

The host to query is taken from a global configuration file, a configuration file specified on the command line, or selected directly on the command line.

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whois -- Internet domain name and network number directory service

whois [-aAbfgiIklmPQrRS] [-c TLD | -h host] [-p port] [--] name …

looks up records in the databases maintained by several Network Information Centers (NICs). starts by querying the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) whois server, and follows referrals to whois servers that have more specific details about the query name. The IANA whois server knows about IP address and AS numbers as well as domain names.

Point-of-contact handles for ARIN, nic.at, NORID, and RIPE, and domain names under ac.uk. and other anomilies where referrals do not work, so whois goes directly to the appropriate server.
-h host name or an IP address
-c TLD equivalent of using -h with an argument of TLD.whois-servers.net. helpful for locating country-class TLD whois servers.
-R recursive, i.e. follow referrals to other whois servers. default if no server is explicitly specified.
-Q quick lookup; no attempt to follow referrals.
Default if a server is explicitly specified using one of the other options or in an environment variable.
-a American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) . network numbers used in those parts of the world covered neither by APNIC, AfriNIC, LACNIC, nor by RIPE. The query syntax is documented at arin.net
-A the Asia/Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) database. East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands. Get query syntax documentation using whois -A help
-b bad, the Network Abuse Clearinghouse . contains addresses to which network abuse should be reported, indexed by domain name.
-f African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) . Africa and the islands of the western Indian Ocean. Get query syntax documentation using whois -f help
-g US non-military federal government database, which contains points of contact for subdomains of .GOV.
-i Network Information Center (InterNIC) (whois.internic.net) . only .COM, .NET, .EDU.
Specify the type of object to search for: whois -i 'type name' where type can be domain, nameserver, registrar. The name can contain * wildcards.
-I Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) .
-k National Internet Development Agency of Korea's (KRNIC)
-l Latin American and Caribbean (LACNIC) .
-r R'eseaux IP Europ'eens (RIPE) . Get query syntax documentation using whois -r help
-m Route Arbiter Database (RADB) . route policy specifications for a large number of operators' networks.
-P PeeringDB database of AS numbers. contains details about presence at internet peering points for many network operators.
-S Don't Dupress 'uninformative' dasta. By default adjusts simple queries (without spaces) to produce more useful output, sends the query and prints the output verbatim.

operands are treated independently and may be used as queries on different whois servers.

ENVIRONMENT

$WHOIS_SERVER primary default whois server. If unset, use $RA_SERVER RA_SERVER secondary whois.iana.org default..

EXAMPLES

To obtain contact information about an administrator located in the Russian TLD domain "RU", use -c example, whois -c RU CONTACT-ID # technical | administrative | (specific to the TLD "RU", but other TLDs can be queried by using a similar syntax.) query a whois server using a non-standard port, where ``query-data'' is the query to be sent to ``whois.example.com'' on port ``rwhois'' (written numerically as 4321). whois -h whois.example.com -p rwhois query-data Some whois servers support complex queries with dash-letter options. You can use the -- option to separate whois command options from whois server query options. A query containing spaces must be quoted as one argument to the whois command. The following example asks the RIPE whois server to return a brief description of its ``domain'' object type: whois -r -- '-t domain'

SEE ALSO

Ken Harrenstien and Vic White, NICNAME/WHOIS, 1 March 1982, RFC 812.
-c f
--config=f
instead of /etc/jwhois.conf
-h host
--host=host
overrides any hosts in the configuration file and queries host directly.
-p port
--port=port
default 43, 63, 4321[rwhois])
-f
--force-lookup
forces a query to be made to a host not from cache.
-v
--verbose
outputs debugging information. Increase the verbosity by giving several verbose commands such as -vv.
-n
--no-redirect
disable features that redirect queries from one server to another.
-s
--no-whoisservers
disable the built-in support for whois-servers.net.
-a
--raw
send query verbatim to receiving hosts instead of rewriting them according to the configuration.
-i
--display-redirections
display every step in a redirection (default is to display only the last answer).
-d
--disable-cache
completely disable both reading and writing to cache.
-r
--rwhois
force the query to use the rwhois protocoll instead of HTTP or whois.
--rwhois-display=DISPLAY receiving rwhois servers to display the results in the DISPLAY display instead of the default dump display.
--rwhois-limit=LIMIT asks receiving rwhois servers to limit their responses to LIMIT matches.
-p port Connect to the whois server on port. default 43.
--version
--help

RIPE EXTENSIONS

To use the options specified in RIPE Document 157, change the format of the query . If you were to search for all entries in the RIPE database which lists the admin-c, tech-c or zone-c as CO19-RIPE, use the command syntax:

See also

jwhois.conf, jwhois.DGG.conf
       jwhois -h whois.ripe.net -- -i admin-c,tech-c,zone-c CO19-RIPE
-- is used to separate the RIPE options from the jwhois options.

Nice WHOIS web site ip-whois-lookup.com (96.242.116.89 says Palisades Park,40.8461,-73.9952 10/14/15)

Examples

 /usr/bin/whois real-world-systems.com
% IANA WHOIS server
% for more information on IANA, visit http://www.iana.org
% This query returned 1 object

refer:        whois.verisign-grs.com

domain:       COM

organisation: VeriSign Global Registry Services
address:      12061 Bluemont Way
address:      Reston Virginia 20190
address:      United States

contact:      administrative
name:         Registry Customer Service
organisation: VeriSign Global Registry Services
address:      12061 Bluemont Way
address:      Reston Virginia 20190
address:      United States
phone:        +1 703 925-6999
fax-no:       +1 703 948 3978
e-mail:       info@verisign-grs.com

contact:      technical
name:         Registry Customer Service
organisation: VeriSign Global Registry Services
address:      12061 Bluemont Way
address:      Reston Virginia 20190
address:      United States
phone:        +1 703 925-6999
fax-no:       +1 703 948 3978
e-mail:       info@verisign-grs.com

nserver:      A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.5.6.30 2001:503:a83e:0:0:0:2:30
nserver:      B.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.33.14.30 2001:503:231d:0:0:0:2:30
nserver:      C.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.26.92.30 2001:503:83eb:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      D.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.31.80.30 2001:500:856e:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      E.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.12.94.30 2001:502:1ca1:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      F.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.35.51.30 2001:503:d414:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      G.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.42.93.30 2001:503:eea3:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      H.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.54.112.30 2001:502:8cc:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      I.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.43.172.30 2001:503:39c1:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      J.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.48.79.30 2001:502:7094:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      K.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.52.178.30 2001:503:d2d:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      L.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.41.162.30 2001:500:d937:0:0:0:0:30
nserver:      M.GTLD-SERVERS.NET 192.55.83.30 2001:501:b1f9:0:0:0:0:30
ds-rdata:     30909 8 2 E2D3C916F6DEEAC73294E8268FB5885044A833FC5459588F4A9184CFC41A5766

whois:        whois.verisign-grs.com

status:       ACTIVE
remarks:      Registration information: http://www.verisigninc.com

created:      1985-01-01
changed:      2017-10-05
source:       IANA

   Domain Name: REAL-WORLD-SYSTEMS.COM
   Registry Domain ID: 79543900_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
   Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
   Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
   Updated Date: 2017-11-06T12:57:50Z
   Creation Date: 2001-11-09T17:46:52Z
   Registry Expiry Date: 2018-11-09T17:46:52Z
   Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
   Registrar IANA ID: 146
   Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
   Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: 480-624-2505
   Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
   Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
   Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
   Name Server: NS14.MIDPHASE.COM
   Name Server: NS15.MIDPHASE.COM
   Name Server: NS16.MIDPHASE.COM
   DNSSEC: unsigned
   URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2018-06-23T18:40:59Z <<<

Domain Name: REAL-WORLD-SYSTEMS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 79543900_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2017-11-06T12:57:50Z
Creation Date: 2001-11-09T17:46:52Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-11-09T17:46:52Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registrant Organization: Real-World-Systems
Registrant State/Province: New Jersey
Registrant Country: US
Name Server: NS14.MIDPHASE.COM
Name Server: NS15.MIDPHASE.COM
Name Server: NS16.MIDPHASE.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2018-06-23T18:00:00Z
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