Category: Standards Track R. Schoultz KTHNOC P. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" STD 1 for the standardization state and status of this protocol.
Distribution of this memo is unlimited. We describe an extension to the simple WHOIS data model and query protocol and a companion extensible, distributed indexing service.
A number of options have also been added such as the use of multiple languages and character sets, more advanced search expressions, structured data and a number of other useful features. Purpose and Motivation Basic Information Model Changes to the current WHOIS Model Getting Help Minimum HELP Required Options and Constraints Formatting Responses Reporting Warnings and Errors Privacy and Security Issues System Commands The COMMANDS command The DESCRIBE command The HELP command The LIST command The POLLED-BY command The POLLED-FOR command The SHOW command The VERSION command The Search Command Format of a Search Term Format of a Search String Required Constraints The SEARCH Constraint