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Can You Get Rid of WHOIS Junk?
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Sep 21, 2011, 06:22 AM
 
When I run the `whois` command from the command line, on a "big name" domain (like `whois google.com`) I get all sorts of CRAP. The results of this are as follows:

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[MacPro:~] johnm% whois "google.com" Whois Server Version 2.0 Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information. GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.GET.ONE.MILLION.DOLLARS.AT.WWW.UNIMUNDI.COM GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM GOOGLE.COM.ZOMBIED.AND.HACKED.BY.WWW.WEB-HACK.COM GOOGLE.COM.ZNAET.PRODOMEN.COM GOOGLE.COM.YUCEKIRBAC.COM GOOGLE.COM.YUCEHOCA.COM GOOGLE.COM.WORDT.DOOR.VEEL.WHTERS.GEBRUIKT.SERVERTJE.NET GOOGLE.COM.VN GOOGLE.COM.VABDAYOFF.COM GOOGLE.COM.UY GOOGLE.COM.UA GOOGLE.COM.TW GOOGLE.COM.TR GOOGLE.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM GOOGLE.COM.SPROSIUYANDEKSA.RU GOOGLE.COM.SOUTHBEACHNEEDLEARTISTRY.COM GOOGLE.COM.SHQIPERIA.COM GOOGLE.COM.SERVES.PR0N.FOR.ALLIYAH.NET GOOGLE.COM.SAYS.IWANNATSAHEYLUWITHNINAT.COM GOOGLE.COM.SA GOOGLE.COM.REJSCRAP.COM GOOGLE.COM.PE GOOGLE.COM.PAVLINOFF-55-11-44.COM GOOGLE.COM.MX GOOGLE.COM.LASERPIPE.COM GOOGLE.COM.IS.NOT.HOSTED.BY.ACTIVEDOMAINDNS.NET GOOGLE.COM.IS.HOSTED.ON.PROFITHOSTING.NET GOOGLE.COM.IS.APPROVED.BY.NUMEA.COM GOOGLE.COM.HK GOOGLE.COM.HICHINA.COM GOOGLE.COM.HAS.LESS.FREE.PORN.IN.ITS.SEARCH.ENGINE.THAN.SECZY.COM GOOGLE.COM.ESJUEGOS.NET GOOGLE.COM.DO GOOGLE.COM.CO GOOGLE.COM.CN GOOGLE.COM.BR ...
At the bottom of that list, it says
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.
But as you can see, that's exactly what I'm doing to come up with this in the first place. There must be some way to specify only the letter-for-letter domain you are typing in, and not run the whois as a search?
     
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Sep 21, 2011, 07:05 AM
 
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Sep 22, 2011, 02:40 PM
 
What info are you trying to get out of whois?
     
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Sep 22, 2011, 03:31 PM
 
Try it with 2 steps:

whois =google.com

That will tell you the registrar, and the whois server you can query:

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MacBook-Pro:~ sfederman$ whois =google.com Whois Server Version 2.0 Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information. Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.GET.ONE.MILLION.DOLLARS.AT.WWW.UNIMUNDI.COM IP Address: 209.126.190.70 Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM IP Address: 69.41.185.195 Registrar: TUCOWS.COM CO. Whois Server: whois.tucows.com Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ZOMBIED.AND.HACKED.BY.WWW.WEB-HACK.COM IP Address: 217.107.217.167 Registrar: DOMAINCONTEXT, INC. Whois Server: whois.domaincontext.com Referral URL: http://www.domaincontext.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ZNAET.PRODOMEN.COM IP Address: 62.149.23.126 Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.YUCEKIRBAC.COM IP Address: 88.246.115.134 Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.YUCEHOCA.COM IP Address: 88.246.115.134 Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.WORDT.DOOR.VEEL.WHTERS.GEBRUIKT.SERVERTJE.NET IP Address: 62.41.27.144 Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.VN Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC. Whois Server: whois.onlinenic.com Referral URL: http://www.OnlineNIC.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.VABDAYOFF.COM IP Address: 8.8.8.8 Registrar: DOTSTER, INC. Whois Server: whois.dotster.com Referral URL: http://www.dotster.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.UY Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.UA Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.TW Registrar: WEB COMMERCE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED DBA WEBNIC.CC Whois Server: whois.webnic.cc Referral URL: http://www.webnic.cc Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.TR Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM IP Address: 80.190.192.24 Registrar: EPAG DOMAINSERVICES GMBH Whois Server: whois.enterprice.net Referral URL: http://www.enterprice.net Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SPROSIUYANDEKSA.RU Registrar: MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE Whois Server: whois.melbourneit.com Referral URL: http://www.melbourneit.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SOUTHBEACHNEEDLEARTISTRY.COM IP Address: 74.125.229.52 Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SHQIPERIA.COM IP Address: 70.84.145.107 Registrar: ENOM, INC. Whois Server: whois.enom.com Referral URL: http://www.enom.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SERVES.PR0N.FOR.ALLIYAH.NET IP Address: 84.255.209.69 Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SAYS.IWANNATSAHEYLUWITHNINAT.COM IP Address: 2001:470:C584:0:0:0:0:7E9D Registrar: ENOM, INC. Whois Server: whois.enom.com Referral URL: http://www.enom.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SA Registrar: OMNIS NETWORK, LLC Whois Server: whois.omnis.com Referral URL: http://domains.omnis.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.REJSCRAP.COM IP Address: 216.239.38.21 IP Address: 216.239.36.21 IP Address: 216.239.34.21 IP Address: 216.239.32.21 Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.PE Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.PAVLINOFF-55-11-44.COM IP Address: 64.29.154.69 Registrar: HOSTOPIA.COM INC. D/B/A APLUS.NET Whois Server: whois.names4ever.com Referral URL: http://www.aplus.net Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.MX Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.LASERPIPE.COM IP Address: 209.85.227.106 Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.IS.NOT.HOSTED.BY.ACTIVEDOMAINDNS.NET IP Address: 217.148.161.5 Registrar: ENOM, INC. Whois Server: whois.enom.com Referral URL: http://www.enom.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.IS.HOSTED.ON.PROFITHOSTING.NET IP Address: 66.49.213.213 Registrar: NAME.COM LLC Whois Server: whois.name.com Referral URL: http://www.name.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.IS.APPROVED.BY.NUMEA.COM IP Address: 213.228.0.43 Registrar: GANDI SAS Whois Server: whois.gandi.net Referral URL: http://www.gandi.net Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.HK Registrar: UK2 GROUP LTD. Whois Server: whois.hostingservicesinc.net Referral URL: http://www.resell.biz Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.HICHINA.COM IP Address: 218.103.1.1 Registrar: HICHINA ZHICHENG TECHNOLOGY LTD. Whois Server: grs-whois.hichina.com Referral URL: http://www.net.cn Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.HAS.LESS.FREE.PORN.IN.ITS.SEARCH.ENGINE.THAN.SECZY.COM IP Address: 209.187.114.130 Registrar: TUCOWS.COM CO. Whois Server: whois.tucows.com Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ESJUEGOS.NET IP Address: 97.74.144.165 Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.DO Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.CO Registrar: NAMESECURE.COM Whois Server: whois.namesecure.com Referral URL: http://www.namesecure.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.CN Registrar: XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION Whois Server: whois.paycenter.com.cn Referral URL: http://www.xinnet.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.BR Registrar: ENOM, INC. Whois Server: whois.enom.com Referral URL: http://www.enom.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.BITERMANSOLUTIONS.COM IP Address: 8.8.8.8 Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.BEYONDWHOIS.COM IP Address: 203.36.226.2 Registrar: TUCOWS.COM CO. Whois Server: whois.tucows.com Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.AU Registrar: PLANETDOMAIN PTY LTD. Whois Server: whois.planetdomain.com Referral URL: http://www.planetdomain.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.AR Registrar: ENOM, INC. Whois Server: whois.enom.com Referral URL: http://www.enom.com Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.AFRICANBATS.ORG Registrar: TUCOWS.COM CO. Whois Server: whois.tucows.com Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net Domain Name: GOOGLE.COM Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC. Whois Server: whois.markmonitor.com Referral URL: http://www.markmonitor.com Name Server: NS1.GOOGLE.COM Name Server: NS2.GOOGLE.COM Name Server: NS3.GOOGLE.COM Name Server: NS4.GOOGLE.COM Status: clientDeleteProhibited Status: clientTransferProhibited Status: clientUpdateProhibited Status: serverDeleteProhibited Status: serverTransferProhibited Status: serverUpdateProhibited Updated Date: 20-jul-2011 Creation Date: 15-sep-1997 Expiration Date: 14-sep-2020 >>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 19:23:29 UTC <<< NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration. TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone, or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and Registrars. Whois Error: No Match for "=GOOGLE.COM" SMF-MacBook-Pro:~ sfederman$
So, Markmonitor is the Registrar, and their whois server is whois.markmonitor.com

So, then type:

whois -h whois.markmonitor.com google.com

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MacBook-Pro:~ sfederman$ whois -h whois.markmonitor.com google.com MarkMonitor is the Global Leader in Enterprise Brand Protection. Domain Management MarkMonitor Brand Protection™ AntiFraud Solutions Corporate Consulting Services Visit MarkMonitor at www.markmonitor.com Contact us at 1 800 745 9229 In Europe, at +44 (0) 20 7840 1300 The Data in MarkMonitor.com's WHOIS database is provided by MarkMonitor.com for information purposes, and to assist persons in obtaining information about or related to a domain name registration record. MarkMonitor.com does not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a WHOIS query, you agree that you will use this Data only for lawful purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this Data to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail (spam); or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to MarkMonitor.com (or its systems). MarkMonitor.com reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting this query, you agree to abide by this policy. Registrant: Dns Admin Google Inc. Please contact contact-admin@google.com 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043 US dns-admin@google.com +1.6502530000 Fax: +1.6506188571 Domain Name: google.com Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com Administrative Contact: DNS Admin Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043 US dns-admin@google.com +1.6506234000 Fax: +1.6506188571 Technical Contact, Zone Contact: DNS Admin Google Inc. 2400 E. Bayshore Pkwy Mountain View CA 94043 US dns-admin@google.com +1.6503300100 Fax: +1.6506181499 Created on..............: 1997-09-15. Expires on..............: 2020-09-13. Record last updated on..: 2011-07-20. Domain servers in listed order: ns1.google.com ns4.google.com ns2.google.com ns3.google.com MarkMonitor is the Global Leader in Enterprise Brand Protection. Domain Management MarkMonitor Brand Protection™ AntiFraud Solutions Corporate Consulting Services Visit MarkMonitor at www.markmonitor.com Contact us at 1 800 745 9229 In Europe, at +44 (0) 20 7840 1300 --
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Sep 22, 2011, 04:40 PM
 
This is all being done by a php script though, so the method won't work. But maybe I can just query a better server by default.
     
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Sep 22, 2011, 04:49 PM
 
you just need to grep the results for this entry, key of the "Domanin Name: GOOGLE.COM$" line. I think $ is the EOL character in regex. then use the "Whois Sever: {0}" to get the URL to run the second whios.

Domain Name: GOOGLE.COM
Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
Whois Server: whois.markmonitor.com
     
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Spamming your whois lookup tool doesn't help me make a whois lookup tool.
     
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Dec 27, 2012, 07:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by l008com View Post
This is all being done by a php script though, so the method won't work. But maybe I can just query a better server by default.
You can parse through the stdout of any Unix command available in your shell via PHP.
     
   
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