Q: How can I use WhoIsNot to see if the domain name I'd like to use is available?
A: Type the name(s) you're interested in the "Search"
input box and press the ENTER key.
Q: I found a name that's not taken. How can I reserve it?
A: Click on the down arrow next to the "Search" button. Select
"Help Page" if you have not registered a domain name before, otherwise select
"Domain registration template."
Q: I would like to visit the web sites for some of the domains I find.
Is there an easier way than to copy and paste the name to a browser?
A: Yes. Right click the domain and select "Visit..." web site
or the FTP site. WhoIsNot will open an internal browser window to make it easier to browse
web sites while searching domain names.
Q: I want to create a report of my searches.
A: WhoIsNot will automatically log your searches and results. Click
"Log" and right click the section of the log you want to generate a report for.
Then select "Generate Report."
Q: Some search results contain an unsorted list of domain names making
it harder to find the name I'm looking for.
A: Switch to the "Data" window. It will display search results
as sorted and categorized items.
Q: How can I make WhoIsNot search our local Whois server?
A: Select "Edit | Preferences..." from the main menu and change
to the "Servers" tab. Click "New..." to create a new server and
fill-out the server options.
Q: What do the different icons next to search results indicate?
A: The default meanings for icons are as follows: "Green flag"
= name is available. "Paper clip" = name is taken. "Horizontal paper
clip" = name is probably taken, but read the response text for details. "Red
exclamation" = There was a problem (server timed-out, for example).
- User friendly web-browser-like search window with
Go back and forward through searches, pick from a list of previous searches, or click on
items such as domain names, email addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses and contact
handles to cross reference further details. Links are color coded for easy identification.
- Ability to define rules on how to interpret server
responses. For example, a rule named "Local Businesses" can be defined
to appear in the log report whenever a search result in a company with a local ZIP code or
an area code.
The server response and other search data will be logged in the "Log Window" and
also displayed in the lower left corner of the "Information Window" with a
- "Log Window" will keep track of searches and categorize
results according to user configurable rules. The log can be viewed as a text
report or as a graphical chart.
- Simple type-and-search interface. Searching
for "internic.net" will use the InterNIC server while searching for
"whitehouse.gov" and "navy.mil" will default to government and
military directory servers, or other server appropriate for the search. If a given server
is down, WhoIsNot can move to the next server to complete the search. Server selection
rules are user configurable.
WhoIsNot includes built-in support for the domains .com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .mil and .int,
United States (.us), United Kingdom (.uk), Australia (.au), Canada (.ca), France
(.fr) and Japan (.jp). Support for other domains can be added by going to "Edit |
Preferences... | Servers."
- Customizable memory cache to store search
results for quick retrieval later.
- Bookmarks Window will help to keep most
frequently used queries, including Finger queries, easily accessible.
- Auto-complete feature will complete
searches according to previous searches to save time.
- Balloon hints will display
context-sensitive details about domains, email, dates, etc., to reduce the number of
- "Finger" protocol support, in
addition to the "Whois" protocol, to lookup contact information whenever
- Ability to browse web and FTP sites related
to domains and email addresses without leaving WhoIsNot.
- Save, print or email complete or selected
portions of search results and logs.
- "Find" utility with support for
UNIX-style regular expressions to find text in retrieved information.
- Check for WhoIsNot updates without leaving
the program, to stay up-to-date with new server configuration files and rules.
- Automatically convert IP addresses to host names
and vise versa.
- Pop-up calendar with information on how
long ago a particular domain was registered, updated, etc.
- "Data Window" will categorize and sort
search results to make it easier to locate information.
- Dockable toolbars that can keep the most often used
functions a single mouse click away.
- Context-sensitive pop-up menus. Right
clicking on linked items, log reports, data and other windows will display a menu with
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Lite (1.9 M)
Version 4.0 for Windows 95 / 98 / NT 4
Download and run WhoIsNot Setup from the above link and follow the dialogs to get WhoIsNot
up-and-running on your system. Then type what to search in the "Search" input
box and press the ENTER key to get started. Although not officially supported, WhoIsNot Lite should run on Windows 2000 and XP as well.