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Active Whois Plugin for Firefox

Editors' Review


This search tool won us over with its quick, detailed results about domains and host servers. Active Whois Plugin for Firefox downloads and installs a standalone application in addition to the browser add-on. One click on the button adds it to your browser window and results are quickly shown on the companion program's interface. It includes detailed domain and network information for the page you're visiting, from top-level domain info down to administrative or technical contacts. Users also can opt to use the standalone app for "who is" queries by simply typing the Web URL in the entry field. Search results can be printed and saved in plain-text format. Although its moniker implies otherwise, we found it also works with Internet Explorer. If you want detailed information about a URL, this plug-in is a good option.

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3 stars


April 29, 2006  |  By Roboto8088

 |  Version: Active Whois plugin for Firefox 1.0.1


It's quite easy to use. Just click the planet to bring the page owner's info up, no need to manually type in a web URL or IP. Very helpfull in determining if you're using a legitimate site, or phish bait.


This program is NOT FREEWARE! (CNET editors need to change the licensing info.) You can use it free for 30 days, then they insist you pay $20 to "activate" it. This goes against the opensource nature of Firefox. Plus there are free whois lookup applications out there already (check for a free whois tool.)

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.0
Add-on was rewrite in plain Java script.
Publisher Ivan Mayrakov
Publisher web site
Release Date January 18, 2014
Date Added January 22, 2014
Version 4.0
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/NT/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.52KB
File Name active-whois.xpi
Total Downloads 5,636
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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