How to install and run whois command in Windows 10

> whois youtube.com
'whois' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Not Found
  1. Create a folder in your computer( eg. whois) and Extract the content of the downloaded zip file to your created folder.
  2. example — D:\whois
  3. You will find whois.exe and whois64.exe under your extracted location. In my case it is D:\whois\whois.exe and D:\whois\whois64.exe
  4. Open command prompt. (Press Win+R keys and type ‘cmd’ then hit enter)
  5. Navigate to the directory where you extracted the whois.exe. In my case I will type
> cd D:\whois
D:\whois> whois google.com
google.com
google.com

Adding the your ‘whois’ directory path to Windows system PATH

Open System in Control Panel — -> Go to Advanced System Settings — -> Click on Environment Variables —> Define a new System Variable with PATH=D:\whois

> whois.exe [-v] domainname [whois.server]
whois google.com 
whois.exe -v google.com

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