WhoIs cmd: How to use Whois from the command prompt

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What is “Whois” and whois from the windows command line prompt (cmd):

Every year, many people register millions of domains name. In order to do so, they must provide their information such as name, contact number, email, address, and other administrative contacts. This information is commonly known as “Whois data”.

This data is not a centrally operated database instead it is managed by various registrars which are independent entities. In order to become a registrar, an entity must earn ICANN accreditation. Here we will see how to use Whois from the command prompt in windows (whois cmd):

Steps for the whois from the command prompt (cmd)

Step 1: Download Whois from here

Alternate link –  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/whois

Step 2: Go to the path where you have extracted the zip file. In our case, it is C:\WhoIs

Step 3: Enter the Ip address or domain of the website after Whois.

For example: “Whois google.com” (without quotes) and hit enter

So, these are the steps on Windows. If you encounter any error, do comment.

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