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whois
1. An Internet program or a UNIXTM command that displays personal information ( e.g., full name, address, company name, phone number, e-mail address, and log-in status) for an account holder, which information is also used by an Internet network information center (InterNIC) to enable users to identify the existence of a given domain name or the owner of a given domain name. [After Bahorsky] 2. The name of a variety of white pages used within the Internet. [After 2382-pt.35]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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