Alternatives to popular CLI tools: whois

Last Updated on June 4, 2023

This article spotlights alternative tools to whois.

whois man page

The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.

Alternatives to whois
GNOME NettoolPerforms ping, netstat, traceroute, port scans, lookup, and whois (GUI)
jwhoisImproved whois client
ipwhoisRetrieve and parse whois data for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
OpenRDAPCommand line RDAP client implementation in Go
rdapperSimple console-based RDAP client
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11 months ago
Have we missed any open source alternatives to whois? Please let us know!" Read more »

You’re missing dmitry