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whois that url?

Let's say you just got a spammy text message that contains a suspicious url and you want to learn more but clicking the link just seems like a bad idea.

You can learn more from the whois program that comes installed on macosx. It sends queries to databases that store domain registration information.

When you use the command:


You can see the important result

Registrant Organisation: Hormel Foods Corporation

The wikipedia article for whois contains some deep internet history.

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