whois <command...>

Query a database for information about a domain registrant

Arguments

NameDescription
command

Options

NameDescription
-aUse the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database
-AUse the Asia/Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) database
-bUse the Network Abuse Clearinghouse database
-c <command>Equivalent to '-h TLD.whois-servers.net', where 'TLD' is this option's argument
-fUse the African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) database
-gUse the US non-military federal government database
-h <command>Use the specified host instead of the default (host name or IP)
-iUse the traditional Network Information Center (InterNIC) database
-IUse the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) database
-kUse the National Internet Development Agency of Korea (KRNIC) database
-lUse the Latin American and Caribbean IP address Regional Registry (LACNIC) database
-mUse the Route Arbiter Database (RADB) database
-p <command>Connect to the whois server on the given port
-PUse the PeeringDB database of AS numbers
-QDo a quick lookup (don't follow referrals)
-rUse the Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) database
-RDo a recursive lookup
-SPrint the output verbatim