Windows Command Line WhoIs

I regularly find myself trying to find the owner of a domain or needing other information, like authoritative name servers.  A few command line whois.exe programs exist out there for Windows, but the one I like best is the one by Mark Russinovich at Sysinternals.  You can visit the previous link to download or use wget at the command line (assuming you have wget for Windows.)

One little trick I like to do is place whois.exe in the Windows system32 directory (c:windowssystem32 for example), because this directory is normally in your system path.  This way whois can be executed in a command prompt from any directory.

Here’s a look at whois

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