whois multiple domains

for domain in `cat list_of_domains.txt`; do echo $domain; whois $domain >> output.txt; done
Outputs multiple whois from a plain text file.

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By: pathcl
2010-02-15 17:13:45

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What Others Think

whois servers have strict limits concerning too much request on a short period of time. This command will certainly lead to get your IP blocked temporarely in the whois server after a few requests.
unixmonkey8313 · 435 weeks and 2 days ago

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