Best whois sites?

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In my experience, if any information regarding domain order dates/owner information from a 3rd party source is required one of the best tools for such checks are https://who.is/ Not only that this tool shows the WHOIS information, it also includes DNS information if needed.
 
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I prefer to use Linux command line. I can do a whois, nslookup dig, etc usually before one of those sites loads.
 

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Though I prefer command line primarily to check such things, I rely on http://dnstools.ws/ as well sometimes
 
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I am using Whois DomainTools, It shows almost all kinds of whois information about the domain registrar and registrant etc.
 

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Command line for the most part. Domaintools for additional things...
 

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Is it possible to use command line to see whois information of a domain?
 

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It is. You generally have to install something. CentOS would be jwhois. Windows would be Sysinternals.
NSLookup and Dig don't, though. Which I use mostly for lookups.
 

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Installation:

yum install jwhois

Usage:

jwhois domain.com
 

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I installed but I could not test whois for domain of this forum
It only works for .COM, .NET, .EDU domain names

Code:
[[email protected] ~]# yum install jwhois
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
Setting up Install Process
Determining fastest mirrors
epel/metalink                                            | 3.2 kB     00:00
* epel: fedora.melbourneitmirror.net
base                                                     | 3.7 kB     00:00
epel                                                     | 3.2 kB     00:00
epel/primary                                             | 3.2 MB     00:00
epel                                                                12501/12501
extras                                                   | 3.4 kB     00:00
extras/primary_db                                        |  27 kB     00:00
mysql-connectors-community                               | 2.5 kB     00:00
mysql-connectors-community/primary_db                    |  29 kB     00:00
mysql-tools-community                                    | 2.5 kB     00:00
mysql-tools-community/primary_db                         |  48 kB     00:00
mysql57-community                                        | 2.5 kB     00:00
mysql57-community/primary_db                             | 162 kB     00:00
updates                                                  | 3.4 kB     00:00
updates/primary_db                                       | 2.4 MB     00:01
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package jwhois.x86_64 0:4.0-19.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
Package          Arch             Version                 Repository      Size
================================================================================
Installing:
jwhois           x86_64           4.0-19.el6              base           104 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 104 k
Installed size: 294 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
jwhois-4.0-19.el6.x86_64.rpm                             | 104 kB     00:00 ...
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : jwhois-4.0-19.el6.x86_64                                     1/1
  Verifying  : jwhois-4.0-19.el6.x86_64                                     1/1

Installed:
  jwhois.x86_64 0:4.0-19.el6

Complete!
[[email protected] ~]# jwhois forumweb.hosting
[Querying whois.internic.net]
[whois.internic.net]
No match for domain "FORUMWEB.HOSTING".
>>> Last update of whois database: 2018-12-13T12:06:29Z <<<

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.
 

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Good morning,

I prefer to use whois in the CLI but with some domains name extensions, registrant details are not available on. So, I have to check online. I use viewdns.info for that.
 

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Hi there,

Below, you can find a listing of all the whois lookup sites:

1) Whois.com
2) Who.is
3) Whois.domaintools.com
4) Whois.icann.org/en
5) Rankank.com
6) Mxtoolbox.com
7) Ultratools.com/whois
8) Godaddy.com/whois
9) Centralops.net/co
10) Viewdns.info/whois
11) Myip.ms

I believe these listing are your best solution if you wish to look for any basic to advanced domain information.

If you find it useful, make sure to reply below how it helped you.
 
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Whois.domaintools.com is probably the most popular one as others mentioned. However, these days many websites use CDNs like Cloudflare, which means that the Whois websites access the cashed content.
 
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Personally I like and use who.is most.
 
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