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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 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.

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.