whois

TranslingualEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Whois
  • WHOIS

EtymologyEdit

From English who + is.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK English) IPA(key): /ˈhuːˌɪz/

NounEdit

whois (usually uncountable, plural whoises)

  1. (Internet) An Internet protocol for finding information about Internet servers and domains.
  2. (Internet) An Internet protocol for finding information about a currently-online IRC user.
  3. Any computer program (client) used for accessing information via a whois protocol.

VerbEdit

whois (third-person singular simple present whoises, present participle whoising, simple past and past participle whoised)

  1. (Internet, transitive) To look up using a whois protocol.
    We whoised the domain to find out who was sending the spam.
Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 21:00