In short: is there any way to get the full
whois-details for domains like
apple.com, using the command line on Max OS X?
whois on the command line for, for example,
apple.com is like searching for all domains that include that phrase. So, thanks to whois-spam, this gets one the following on a Mac or on FreeBSD:
$ whois apple.com Whois Server Version 2.0 [..] APPLE.COM.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM APPLE.COM.MORE.INFO.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM APPLE.COM.IS.OWN3D.BY.NAKEDJER.COM APPLE.COM.IS.0WN3D.BY.GULLI.COM APPLE.COM.BEYONDWHOIS.COM APPLE.COM.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM APPLE.COM To single out one record, look it up with "xxx", where xxx is one of the of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up with "=xxx" to receive a full display for each record.
To get some extra info for all these domains, I can run the command for
$ whois =apple.com Whois Server Version 2.0 [..] Server Name: APPLE.COM.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM IP Address: 184.108.40.206 Registrar: TUCOWS INC. Whois Server: whois.tucows.com Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net [..] Domain Name: APPLE.COM Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC. Whois Server: whois.markmonitor.com Referral URL: http://www.markmonitor.com Name Server: NSERVER.APPLE.COM Name Server: NSERVER.ASIA.APPLE.COM [..] Updated Date: 21-jan-2009 Creation Date: 19-feb-1987 Expiration Date: 20-feb-2011
Still, this does not give me the full record, like the one including the contact information:
$ whois -h whois.markmonitor.com apple.com [..] Administrative Contact: Apple Inc. Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino CA 95014 US [..]
(On Redhat Linux,
jwhois shows only
apple.com but without the contact information; on Debian
whois version 4.7.20 yields summaries of all domains like above, and additional detailed info for the exact matched domain, apparently by doing an additional query at
whois.markmonitor.com for that exact match.)
I even tried to telnet directly, but cannot come up with anything I cannot do using the
whois-command, so I guess that is useless:
$ telnet com.whois-servers.net 43 Trying 220.127.116.11... Connected to whois.verisign-grs.com. Escape character is '^]'. apple.com [..]
So: is there any easier way to get the full details for such domain (for only the exact matched domain), using the command line?
(Thinking that command line
whois would soon be banned in favour of captcha-enabled web interfaces, this never bothered me a lot. But still, I'm curious...)