How do I use the Whois script?

This article applies to Linux Dedicated Servers.

This article explains how to use the free CGI script named whois.

Whois is a free CGI script that you can install onto your account via the CGI Scripts page. The script allows visitors to your site to search for domain names online.

Accessing Whois

The whois script and related data file reside in the cgi-bin directory of your web space. The whois script can be accessed at To allow your visitors to use the script just make a hyperlink in your page to this URL.

Customising Whois

The appearance of the whois page can be completely customised using the HTML template found at /cgi-bin/whois.html. You can make any modifications to this template that you desire so long as the form elements and comment tags remain intact.

Tip: Use this HTML page to integrate the script and its output into the look and feel of your own website.