I am used to using whois.sc/domaintools by just typing http://whois.sc/superuser.com via the browser, but I am liking less and less that they are selling private historical whois information for money. I am mainly doing whois look-ups for personal sites so using whois.sc isn't exactly in my interest if I value my privacy.
- Is there a way to do whois look-ups via software in Windows?
- Are there alternative whois site that:
- offer quick whoises via a simple url e.g. xxwhois.tld/domain
- do not require captcha solving each time
Those 2 things are great about whois.sc. I know that whois information is public, but I don't want to generate a new historical whois entry at the domaintools database every time I use their site as there is no opt-out available.
I am afraid this question might be closed, because it's not really a question for superuser.com, so apologies in advance.