[dns-operations] [ Slightly OT ]So, how to run a whois server for a given TLD?

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Tue Apr 19 17:29:53 UTC 2016

In article <CAPM_dJh6ke0q7giKGoE0jNtgZScsSaLz0eE01xU4QmHD956vag at mail.gmail.com> you write:
>There is a Python implementation at https://github.com/Rafiot/Whois-Server
>It appears that it was built to redistribute whois databases from ARIN,
>RIPE and Lacnic. It looks like it wouldn't be too hard to add a custom

Whois for domain names is quite different from Whois for an RIR.  I
expect you'll find that it takes a great deal of work to adapt it
for domains.

A handful of back end providers handle the majority of TLDs.  Perhaps
if you asked nicely one of them would lend you some code.


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