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WHOIS Running the Internet: Protocol, Policy, and Privacy by Garth O. Bruen

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APPENDIX B: WHOIS SERVERS

B.1 TOP-LEVEL INTERNET ORGANIZATIONAL WHOIS SERVERS

whois.internic.net ICANN gTLD WHOIS (run by Verisign)
whois.iana.net IANA
whois.crsnic.net Network Solutions, Inc. for Shared Registration System

B.2 RIR WHOIS SERVERS

  • ARIN, North America: whois.arin.net
  • APNIC, Asia-Pacific: whois.apnic.net
  • AfriNIC, Africa: whois.afrinic.net
  • RIPE NCC, Europe: whois.ripe.net
  • LACNIC, Latin America-Caribbean: whois.lacnic.net

B.3 ADDITIONAL REGIONAL REGISTRAR WHOIS SERVERS

  • China Telecom Corporation Limited (CHINANET)
  • Indian Registry for Internet Names and Numbers (IRINN) 192.168.1.88
  • Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) whois.nic.ad.jp, whois.jprs.jp, whois.jp
  • Korea Network Information Center (KRNIC) whois.kisa.or.kr, whois.krnic.net
  • Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) whois.twnic.net.tw
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTTCOM) rr.ntt.net

B.4 INTERNET ROUTING REGISTRIES (IRR) WHOIS SERVERS

Current lists of mirrored databases can be obtained from irr.net.1

ALTDB: whois.altdb.net ALTDB free registry, mirrors: RADB, CW, RIPE, ANS, CANET (whois.canet.ca)
AOLTW: whois.aoltw.net AOLTW General Internet Community, mirrors: RADB
BCNET: whois.bc.net BCNET
BELL whois.in.bell.ca Bell and Customer’s objects, mirrors: AOLTW, ARIN, GT, LEVEL3, RADB, NTTCOM, RISQ, SAVVIS
BBOI: irr.bboi.net BBOI Customer’s objects, mirrors: ALTDB, ARIN, HOST, LEVEL3, NTTCOM, RADB, SAVVIS, WVGDB, WVFIBER
CANARIE: whois.canarie.ca CANARIE Network, mirrors: ...

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