DENIC Upgrades .DE Public-Whois in Test Environment

DENIC logoAfter a comprehensive revision, DENIC have unveiled a new version of their public-whois information query service. The new version has been available for public testing in the test environment since 2 June 2010 and is available at According to current planning, the new whois is scheduled to replace the current whois server on 29 June 2010.

The new version not only includes a revision of the whois architecture but also an optimisation of its functions such as a systematic elimination of inconsistencies and simultaneous standardisation of the parameter and output syntax. The aim is to make the new whois much more user-friendly.

An initial impression of the amendments and innovations is available from a special information page at Also accessible via this page is the new public-whois documentation with detailed explanations of all important information.

For testing purposes, a series of test domains is available that mirror all the potential domain statuses.

The test whois server can be accessed via

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