Windows WhoIS and WhosIP Command Line Search, Domain Search and IP Search From Windows Command Prompt

By | June 21, 2010

Windows WhoIS and WhosIP Command Line Search,  Domain Search and IP Search From Windows Command Prompt

System Administrator day to day activities includes renewal of domains, buying of new domain and more over checking and validating of the existing purchased domains. If any one loss their favorite domain or the organization loss their domain .. What will happens!!

It is necessary for us to check the validity and renew the domains before its expiration date. There are so many tools available to search “Whois” and find out the domain status.

“Whois” domain search have major role in domain industry as well as support peoples. If a customer, reports an email problem etc. to support,  the support person first checks the validity and expire date of the customer domain. This is done with the help of “Whois” search.

“Whois” command is available with Linux terminals, but how can we search “whois” from Windows?

Step To Configure Whois Domain Name Search In Windows

  1. Download WhoisCL software from the link.
  2. Extract the downloaded file (Requires Uncompressing software).
  3. Copy the whoiscl.exe and Paste it inside operating system32 directory “C:WINDOWSsystem32”.
  4. Open Command Prompt, Go to Windows Start -> Run -> Type cmd
  5. Run the command in the Command window.
WhoisCL [-r] Domain

Examples:
WhoisCL microsoft.com
WhoisCL -r google.com
WhoisCL w3c.org

This will give us the domain details.

Step To Configure Whois IP Search In Windows

  1. Download WhosIP software from the link.
  2. Extract the downloaded file (Requires Uncompressing software).
  3. Copy the whosip.exe and Paste it inside operating system32 directory “C:WINDOWSsystem32”.
  4. Open Command Prompt, Go to Windows Start -> Run -> Type cmd
  5. Run the command in the Command window.
WhosIP [-r] host-name

Examples:
WhosIP -r www.yahoo.com
WhosIP www.google.com
WhosIP 216.239.59.147

This will give us the IP details.

Cheers!

Melbin Mathew

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Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More