Section: Debian GNU/Linux (5)
Updated: 9 April 2013
whois.conf - alternative WHOIS servers list for whois client
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 expressions 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.
This manual page was written by Petr Písař <email@example.com> and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or higher.
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