WHOIS.CONF(5)             (2019-12-30)              WHOIS.CONF(5)

     NAME
          whois.conf - alternative WHOIS servers list for whois client

     SYNOPSIS
          /etc/whois.conf

     DESCRIPTION
          This file contains a list of WHOIS servers which can augment
          or override the built-in list of the client.

          It's a plain text file in ASCII encoding. Each line consists
          of two fields: a pattern to match WHOIS object identifier
          and a corresponding WHOIS server domain name.

          Fields are separated by non-empty sequence of space or a
          tabular characters.  A line starting with a hash character
          is a free comment and it's not considered.

          The pattern is case-insensitive extended regular expression
          if whois client has been compiled with POSIX regular expres-
          sions support. Otherwise, simple case-insensitive suffix
          comparison against WHOIS object identifier is used.

          Internationalized domain names (IDN) must be specified in
          ascii-compatible encoding (ACE) format.

     EXAMPLE
          \.nz$             nz.whois-servers.net
          # Hangul Korean TLD
          \.xn--3e0b707e$   whois.kr
          # Private ASNs
          ^as645(1[2-9]|2[0-9]|3[0-4])$    whois.example.net

     FILES
          /etc/whois.conf

     SEE ALSO
          whois(1)

     AUTHOR
          This manual page was written by Petr Písař
          <ppisar@redhat.com> and is licensed under the terms of the
          GNU General Public License, version 2 or higher.

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