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

Brett brettcarr at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 22:10:34 UTC 2016

On 19 April 2016 at 18:29, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:
> 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.
> R's,
> John
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You could also take a look at FRED


Which is a full implementation of a registry including I believe whois.


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