How to do a Whois lookup on the new Top Level Domains

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By , February 3, 2015

There are many new Top Level Domains coming out (over 500 have gone live at the time of writing, as many as 1300 to come) and your favorite way to conduct whois lookups may not be working for domains suffixes such as .guru or .xyz

From a unix shell you can usually specify the whois server to query using the -h switch, question is, which whois server do you ask? It’s easy, you simply query whois.nic.{suffix}. Examples:

.finance -> whois.nic.finance

.guru -> whois.nic.guru

Your command would then look like this: Read more »