Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
If you are in the domain name procurement business, or if you just want to find out who owns a particular domain name, then you’ll probably want to utilize the Terminal command called WHOIS. Pronounced “who is," this tool lets you instantly look up the domain name record by querying the databases that store that information. This tool can also be beneficial for verifying your own domain name information stored by WHOIS servers.