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Produces a list of when your domains expire

Terminal - Produces a list of when your domains expire
cat domainlist.txt | while read line; do echo -ne $line; whois $line | grep Expiration ; done | sed 's:Expiration Date::'
2010-05-02 06:49:09
User: netsaint
Functions: cat echo grep read sed whois
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Produces a list of when your domains expire

Create a text file called domainlist.txt with a domain per line, then run the command above. All registries are a little different, so play around with the command. Should produce a list of domains and their expirations date. I am responsible for my companies domains and have a dozen or so myself, so this is a quick check if I overlooked any.

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Terminal - Alternatives
cat domainlist.txt | while read line; do echo -ne $line; whois $line | grep Expiration ; done | sed 's:Expiration Date::'

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This will not work with all domains. Some domains I tried and that did not work:

eurid.eu

dns.be

sidn.nl

microsoft.com

google.com

The last one has as information in the whois:

Expires on..............: 2011-09-13.

So it can be handy if you have all your domains at the same registrar AND if your information is available AND first check them all to be sure you don't miss any. Also a good moment to check if all the rest of the data is still up to date .like email addresses.

Comment by houghi 237 weeks and 6 days ago

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