Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Internet protocol for finding information about Internet servers and domains.
  • n. An Internet protocol for finding information about a currently-online IRC user.
  • n. Any computer program (client) used for accessing information via a whois protocol.
  • v. To look up using a whois protocol.

Etymologies

From English who + is. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There you see % s pointed with number 1 and the keyword whois pointed with number 2.

    Kottu

  • Sometimes called a whois this provides you with a simple way of verifying your sources.

    MyLinkVault Newest Links

  • And if this other domain was real, the "whois" would point to a real entity and not be private.

    The OpenOffice Mouse - Boing Boing

  • Owens' blog, HowardOwens.com, appears to have gone dark, although a "whois" search reveals that he's still the owner.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Let us first do the obligatory "whois", to reveal, uh, not a whole lot:

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Weisburd's organization will first research a site, then make a "whois" inquiry.

    Watchdogs Sniff Out Terror Sites

  • Through the "whois" domain registry, I located that domain's administrator and sent an e-mail.

    Canadian Cynic

  • QuickWho provides a handy graphical interface to the Unix "whois" command-line utility, which is used to find out more about who registered a particular Internet domain name.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • QuickWho provides a rich array of information about specific Internet domains that surpasses other command-line, GUI or web-based "whois" tools.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

  • All you do is call the simple basic 'whois' with no add functionality.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

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