It took some work, but it's finally done: pythonwhois 2.0.0!
pythonwhois is, simply put, a WTFPL-licensed library for retrieving and parsing WHOIS data for a domain. It'll give you all the data in a nice, consistent, structured format - instead of the giant inconsistent mess that WHOIS responses normally are.
New in version 2.0.0:
- pythonwhois can now parse registrant/contact data! All registrant and tech/admin/billing contact data is supported.
- No more jwhois dependency! In fact, pythonwhois now has no dependencies at all aside from the Python standard library.
- A commandline tool is now included. 'pwhois' will let you make WHOIS queries from a terminal, much like 'whois' and 'jwhois' - except pwhois will give you nicely formatted human-readable data! Here's an example.
- pythonwhois can now 'normalize' data. No more all-uppercase or all-lowercase WHOIS data! It will try to intelligently fix capitalization and some other stuff, so that you get consistent human-readable output. Of course this functionality is optional!
- Retrieval and parsing have been separated. You can now just use half of the library, and let another application do the rest!
- A testing harness has been added. This script will detect any unintended changes in WHOIS output, so that you can safely work on the parser without breaking things that worked before!
- Documentation! There's now full usage documentation (it's also included in the repository, and uses ZippyDoc).
- The parser has been improved to support many many more registries and registrar servers. Bug reports welcome!
To install it, just run
pip install pythonwhois! Documentation can be found here.
If you want to upgrade from the previous version, you can run
pip install --upgrade pythonwhois - however, the API has changed and your code will likely break. There's more information about that here.
*Update (17:13): *Looks like I botched the get_whois() method in the 2.0.0 release. A 2.0.1 version has been released that rectifies this issue, and is available from PyPi. It should now work as documented.