whois supports all protocol extensions (RIPE, 6bone, CRSNIC) with the familiar RIPE command line interface and IPv6 support. It also automagically queries the right registry for all domains and most netblocks.
Release Notes: This release fixes the parsing of hostname+port, which was broken by 4.7.14. It adds the .gp, .ni, and .tn TLD servers, and updates the .bh, .bn, .ec, .gy, .im, .kw, .mu, .ph, .pr, .py, .ve, and .vu TLD servers.
Release Notes: This release adds the .jpn.com, .web.com, .bj, .ht, and .ky TLD servers, updates the .kz, .mo, .sb, .sn, .uy, and .uz TLD servers, adds support for the -afrinic, -idnic, and -uynic NIC handles, checks the whole hide_strings and updates when needed, and adds some preliminary and non-working support for libxcrypt to mkpasswd.
Release Notes: This release fixes the DENIC code.
Release Notes: This release removed the .ac.cn SLD, added support for 6to4 IPv6 addresses, updated 145/8 after ERX transfer, and added IDN support.
Release Notes: The Polish translation and the PIR server parser have been updated. A French translation and support for the .dj TLD have been added. Netsol disclaimer strings have been fixed.