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Whois querying and parsing of domain registration information.

Project description


  • 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 2.4+ and no external dependencies


>>> import whois
>>> w = whois.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:

pip install python-whois

Or checkout latest version from repository:

hg clone


You can post ideas or patches here:

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

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