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QuickWho provides a rich array of information about specific Internet domains that surpasses other command-line, GUI or web-based "whois" tools. Are you curious about who owns a particular domain name? Do you want to contact them, or gather more information about them? QuickWho can help you with these tasks.

Why QuickWho?

  • Simple, pleasant-to-use interface.
  • Save domain data to a file or print for later analysis.
  • Display geographic data about domain as well as basic domain data.
  • Thorough user documentation via the "Help" menu.
  • Support for AppleScript and Services.

What's New

Version 5.1.0:
  • Improvements to Sparkle update engine
  • Minor bug fixes


OS X 10.9 or later

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Talatharb Member IconReview+57

quickly downloaded, and tried.
definitely not worth the money - 1$ would be too much. quickly einstalled.
stay with WhatRoute

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Version 5.0.0
Neartheredrocks Member IconReview+183

Version 5 is at least not crashing anymore but after trying it I can now say with certainty that this application is nothing but a joke.

In my opinion it is bordering a scam to ask $30 for an application that does nothing but displaying (incomplete) Whois information about domains that can be found for free in numerous places is bordering a scam. It is simply not true that this application provides any kind of "rich" information that "surpasses other ... tools".

I highly recommend WhatRoute instead. That is an excellent free tool that not only shows (complete) Whois information about domains but can also be used for Trace, Ping, Query, Finger, Address Scan, and Port Scan tasks. That is what I call rich!

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Version 5.0.0
Neartheredrocks Member IconComment+183

Tried using Quickwho 3.3.0 on an Intel iMac with OS X 10.6.8. However, the application crashes immediately on startup (even though it is located directly in the application folder) with the not very descriptive message "QuickWho Error". What is going on here?

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Version 3.3
Wordtech Communications Llc (Developer) Member IconDev+37
Wordtech Communications Llc (Developer)

From the developer:

This new version is more stable in printing and also offers full support for printing (preview, save as PDF/PostScript). It also finally has a fully-native toolbar UI, making it more pleasant to use. I encourage you to give it a try for searching domain information.

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Version 3.2
Caberlin Member IconReview+62

This is not what I call good mac software. My personal experience was this:
-Did not allow me to paste something in the search field while something was already in there.
-Crashed when I tried to run the software from a sub-folder inside of Applications
-Crashed after a printing
-Manual not very helpful for me
Although I have a registered version, I decided to get rid of it.

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Version 3.1
Wordtech Communications Llc (Developer)

Sorry you didn't have a good experience with version 3.1. Version 3.2 addresses nearly all of the issues you raised.

Wordtech Communications Llc (Developer) Member IconDev+37
Wordtech Communications Llc (Developer)

I've made this new version of QuickWho substantially different from the older ones. It offers more information than a simple dump of whois output. It's easier to use and better integrated into OS X so it can be incorporated into different workflows. If a program is at a dead end and cannot do what you want it to, you may have no choice but to rewrite large portions of it, even the entire thing. With QuickWho, I rewrote major portions of the user interface (removing the tree view, developing and customizing the rich text view, adding the image display) and completely re-implemented the whois query, as well as the alogorithms to print the data (since it now included an image as well as text).

I believe the program now does far more than the simple command-line whois tool, and previous versions of QuickWho: it offers a richer array of information about specific domains, in an easier-to-read format. I hope you'll give it a try.

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Version 3.0
Tool Force Software Member IconComment+36
Tool Force Software

Doesn't even work on my Mac, Interface is totally broken here, drawing glitches everywhere…http://bit.ly/bT6Vvn

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Version 2.3
Psychos Member IconComment+285

Wow, I feel sorry for anyone exploited by this developer.

You can obviously do this quite well either from the shell, or from one MANY tools on the web if you don't want to use the shell. And most of those online tools give you better output; this doesn't even appear to support rwhois and other needed features.

Again, if you have paid this developer money...I am sorry you had to get ripped off.

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Version 2.0
Wordtech Communications Llc (Developer)

I'm sorry, but I don't think I'm "exploiting" anyone. QuickWho offers more capability than the command-line and is more usable in my view than websites that offer whois queries. Anyone who is enough of a developer to run whois queries in Terminal probably doesn't need a GUI tool, anyway.


Actually, your very own screenshot shows that you offer fewer capabilities than command line tools, not more. All you do is call the simple basic 'whois' with no add functionality.

Your own example shows how flawed your program is: it shows the default output from whois.internic.net, which shows ALL the top level records that match "apple.com*". That's why there are all those odd "is.0wned.by" and "more.info.at" records in the junk output, because there's DNS glue for those hosts which start with "apple.com."

Your program does not provide any way to actually easily do a whois on apple.com! To do so, you have to "whois =apple.com" as the output text suggests, which will then tell you the correct whois server for the actual apple.com domain. You then need to run a whois on that server. Using your program, that means adding a whois server entry for whichever registrar apple.com is using.

So, let's look again at what you need to do to whois apple.com here:
1. Run the whois.
2. Be smart enough to look at the junk data that also includes apple.com and instructs you to use "=" to see all records.
3. Run the whois as "=apple.com".
4. Sort through the returned data, find the whois server for the registrar for the actual apple.com domain.
5. Add the registrar to the list if it's not there, which is isn't going to be for 99% of domains (if you can even do that, the program won't run for me)
6. Do a "whois apple.com" against the proper whois server.

This offers more capabilities than similar websites? Really?

That's a lot of steps. Again, there are a bunch of websites that offer FAR BETTER whois services for free. Just search the web for "whois". These sites know how to do things like actually do a whois on "apple.com" with a SINGLE lookup, rather than just give you useless raw whois output like this tool does.

Did I mention it's 176.6MB? (Which appears to be due to very poor understanding of the development environment and build process.)

Wordtech Communications Llc (Developer)

Thanks for the feedback, Psychos. That's actually quite helpful. I'll see what I can do to incorporate some of these suggestions into the next version of QuickWho.

Stonetownmike Member IconComment+12

You can do it for free at http://samspade.org/

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Version 2.0
sjk Member IconComment+995

And exactly how is QuickWho an improvement over the Whois tab of the bundled Network Utility app that lets you select a whois server? Sorry, but this sure comes across as a suckerware product.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 2,998
Version Downloads 148
License Shareware
Date 15 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.99
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