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Whois querying and parsing of domain registration information.

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Whois Python lib

This project has been forked from the


- Create a simple importable Python module which will produce parsed
WHOIS data for a given domain.
- Able to extract data for all the popular TLDs (com, org, net, ...)
- Query a WHOIS server directly instead of going through an
intermediate web service like many others do.
- Works with Python 2 & 3


.. sourcecode:: python

>>> import ph4whois
>>> w = ph4whois.whois('')
>>> w.expiration_date # dates converted to datetime object
datetime.datetime(2013, 6, 26, 0, 0)
>>> w.text # the content downloaded from whois server
u'\nWhois Server Version 2.0\n\nDomain names in the .com and .net

>>> print w # print values of all found attributes
creation_date: 2004-06-26 00:00:00
emails: [u'', u'']
expiration_date: 2013-06-26 00:00:00


Install from pypi:

.. sourcecode:: bash

pip install ph4-python-whois

Or checkout latest version from repository:

.. sourcecode:: bash

git clone

Original repo of the fork

.. sourcecode:: bash
hg clone

Note that then you will need to manually install the futures module, which allows supporting both Python 2 & 3:

.. sourcecode:: bash

pip install futures


0.6 - 2016-03-02:

* support added for python 3
* updated TLD list

0.5 - 2015-09-05:

* added native client, which now handles whois requests by default
* added pretty formatting to string representation
* return None instead of raising KeyError when an attribute does not exist
* new TLD's: .mobi, .io, .kg, .su, .biz

0.4 - 2015-08-13:

* new TLD's: .de, .nl, .ca, .be
* migrated to bitbucket
* added socket timeout

0.3 - 2015-03-31:

* improved datetime parsing with python-dateutil when available
* base WhoisEntry class inherits from dict
* fixed TLD's: .org, .info


You can post ideas or patches here:

Thanks to the many who have sent patches for additional domains!

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