WhoIs

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5.4093
  • Total Downloads:
    6,347
  • Date Added:
    March 17, 2011
  • File Size:
    94.13KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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WHOIS is a protocol that lets users query databases to find out the ownership information behind Web domains. WhoIs is a simple program that lets users perform this task, though we're not sure what the point of the program is when you can get the same information from any number of Web sites. If you do want a program dedicated to WHOIS queries, though, we suppose that WhoIs is a decent choice.

The program's interface is quite plain, and not entirely intuitive. A text box lets users enter the domain they want to search for, and we liked it that this box also has a drop-down feature that displays recently searched domains. Once a domain is searched for, a box above displays the country of registration, while a box below displays the IP address. A large field below displays all the located registration information, including the owner's name, address, registration date, DNS servers, and so on. Depending on the domain and the owner's privacy preferences, not all of this information may be listed, but that's not the fault of WhoIs; that's the case with any WHOIS search. Radio buttons let users choose between UTF-7 and UTF-8, and a Servers button will reload the WhoIs servers, but we could not figure out what the Replace button did; it brought up a dialog box that didn't make much sense to us. Unfortunately, WhoIs has no Help file, so we couldn't get any guidance there. Overall, WhoIs worked, but we're not sure why you'd want to clutter up your hard drive with a program that does something that can just as easily be done online.

WhoIs comes as a ZIP file. It's accessible after extraction with no need for installation.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Never really understood the good in these "who is""

December 12, 2009  |  By poulstaun

 |  Version: WhoIs 1.4.3599

Pros

I guess it works as i should-- I do not rely see the reason for having it

Cons

I think it need so many parameters,that You do not often have, to work

Summary

what is there to say but hmmmmmmmmm

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5 stars

"Works"

June 06, 2008  |  By antmarkson

 |  Version: WhoIs 1.3.3055

Pros

Handy tool if you are frequently trying to figure out owner contacts, which may otherwise be difficult to find.

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3 stars

"Works fine, very basic, missing address information from results"

August 31, 2007  |  By cfedge

 |  Version: WhoIs 1.2.2

Pros

It is a small download. Very basic and clean interface

Cons

Address information missing from whois, the search button is not to the right of the search box. not as quick as I would like it to be, wish I could save results.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5.4093
This version updates the "Whois Servers" files (top-level domain, whois server names, geographic type names); it updates the countries names for Domains hack (like speed.cd, bit.ly,...). The program now accepts IPv6 addresses and Internationalized domain names.
General
Publisher Patrice Zwenger
Publisher web site http://patrice-zwenger.net46.net/my_programs.html
Release Date March 17, 2011
Date Added March 17, 2011
Version 1.5.4093
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Search Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 94.13KB
File Name WhoIs.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,347
Downloads Last Week 15
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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