Whois on target and save results to file instantly

x=192.168.1.1; whois $x > $x.txt
This can be used in scripts, to find out the origin of target IP etc.
Sample Output
#
# Query terms are ambiguous.  The query is assumed to be:
#     "n 192.168.1.1"
#
# Use "?" to get help.
#

#
# The following results may also be obtained via:
# http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=192.168.1.1?showDetails=true&showARIN=false
#

NetRange:       192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255
CIDR:           192.168.0.0/16
OriginAS:       
NetName:        PRIVATE-ADDRESS-CBLK-RFC1918-IANA-RESERVED
NetHandle:      NET-192-168-0-0-1
Parent:         NET-192-0-0-0-0
NetType:        IANA Special Use
NameServer:     BLACKHOLE-1.IANA.ORG
NameServer:     BLACKHOLE-2.IANA.ORG
Comment:        This block is used as private address space.
Comment:        Addresses from this block can be used by                     
Comment:        anyone without any need to coordinate with
Comment:        IANA or an Internet registry. Addresses from
Comment:        this block are used in multiple, separately
Comment:        operated networks.
Comment:        This block was assigned by the IETF in the
Comment:        Best Current Practice document, RFC 1918
Comment:        which can be found at:
Comment:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc1918.txt
RegDate:        1994-03-15
Updated:        2010-03-15
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-192-168-0-0-1

OrgName:        Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
OrgId:          IANA
Address:        4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
City:           Marina del Rey
StateProv:      CA
PostalCode:     90292-6695
Country:        US
RegDate:        
Updated:        2004-02-24
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/IANA

OrgTechHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgTechName:   Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
OrgTechPhone:  +1-310-301-5820 
OrgTechEmail:  abuse@iana.org
OrgTechRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/IANA-IP-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgAbuseName:   Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
OrgAbusePhone:  +1-310-301-5820 
OrgAbuseEmail:  abuse@iana.org
OrgAbuseRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/IANA-IP-ARIN

#
# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
#

-5
By: sxiii
2011-01-17 03:33:49

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