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A python whois client that is intended to be a drop-in upgrade to the Windows sysinternals whois client with support for significantly more WHOIS formats and domains.

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open-whois

An open and extensible python whois client that retreives the registration record for the domain name that you specify. It has in-built support for significantly more WHOIS formats than the Sysinternals whois client. It is intended to be a drop-in replacement for the Windows Sysinternals whois client.

Requirements

None. Just follow the instructions below.

Instructions

  1. Download the latest version from the releases page
  2. Drop whois.exe into C:\Program Files\open-whois or another location of your choosing.
  3. Update your PATH environment variable with the new folder
  4. Run from the command prompt:
C:\> whois.exe google.com

Build / Develop

open-whois is a compiled Python application using PyInstaller. It has been built and tested on Python 2.7.

> cd open-whois
> pyinstaller.exe --clean -y --onefile whois.py

License

Open-whois is available under the MIT license.

Contributing

Feel free to fork and submit pull requests or submit issues.

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