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Yes. You can use the command-line interface to send an IP address or domain to SmartWhois and run the query. Please see the Command Line Options chapter of the manual for more information on command-line usage examples.
Yes, SmartWhois supports SOCKS firewalls and HTTP/HTTPS proxy servers (they must support the CONNECT method). If your firewall is not SOCKS-compliant, you'll have to configure it to allow network traffic on TCP ports 43 and 80. Please refer to your proxy ...
To see text in East Asian languages, you should install East Asian fonts in Windows. Open Control Panel => Regional and Language Options, select the "Languages" tab, and check the "Install files for East Asian languages" box.
Using wildcard queries usually takes longer to retrieve data than using normal queries. To handle this problem, you should set a longer timeout period (Settings => Options => Queries). For example, you can change the timeout period from 45 seconds t...
To successfully make IPv6 queries you need to have Windows XP or later operating system installed. If you're running Windows XP, the IPv6 support should be installed. To install it, open a Command Prompt window and execute the following command: nets...
What alerts your firewall are the attempts to connect to Whois databases to fetch the requested records, and the attempts to connect to DNS serves to resolve IP addresses to hostnames. The primary function of the program is to obtain the most current reco...
I often get the following error when I'm trying to start SmartWhois with the SmartWhoisLauncher in the newest Firefox browser: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0xc1f30002 (NS_ERROR_ALREADY_INITIALIZED) [nsIProcess.init]" nsresult: "0xc1f...
An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that contains one or more non-ASCII characters. Such domain names could contain letters with diacritics, as required by many non-English languages, or characters from non-Latin scripts such...
An LOC record stands for geographic location information: some domains and IP addresses may have a special DNS record that stores the object location coordinates (Latitude, Longitude, etc.). SmartWhois can query this information and generate a Google Map ...
The SmartWhois plug-in window is displayed only when it is active, and it is automatically closed when the focus is moved to another window. Most likely you have a software running that is changing the focus and activates other windows, or always moves it...
Many whois databases temporarily or permanently ban an IP address after receiving a certain number of queries over a fixed period of time. To avoid being banned, we suggest that you use a great number of proxy servers for connecting to whois severs. Smart...
There are several possible reasons: Your connection to the Internet is too slow or "fuzzy," which usually happens when you have a low quality telephone line. Try to reconnect to your ISP. The Whois server the program is connecting to is down. SmartW...