gwhois

20120626 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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An universal whois client which can also act as an intelligent whois proxy

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gwhois is an universal whois client and it can also act as an intelligent whois proxy. whois is an internet service to lookup administrative contacts and owners of domains, ip-adresses or other important parts of the internet infrastructure.

Primary use is querying domain data. Such information is for example used by system administrators, spam fighters and a lot of other people. Specialised clients are used to query whois servers. Unfortunately, whois is not a centralised service. Data for different countries domains are stored on different servers.

IP adresses are divided roughly by continents. Some data can only be aquired by visiting a website. gwhois strives to help with this problems. It contains a list of services to query, and which domains/adresses/etc. can be queried there. It can also query webpages.

The results are either presented directly (if used as a client) or gwhois is installed as a whois proxy. It can then be queried using a standard whois client. Whois clients are available for most operating systems.
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Last updated on May 9th, 2013

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