finding whois servers, was .pro whois registry down?

John R. Levine johnl at
Thu Mar 10 16:11:53 UTC 2016

> - a link from that top-level page to the whole list, in regex-aware,
> whois.conf-compatible format

What uses whois.conf?   Not the whois on my FreeBSD or Mac.

Or you can just use this shell script:

  exec whois -h $WHOISHOST $*


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