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Google Re-Introduces WHOIS Search

Google, in partnership with DomainTools, is now offering a Whois search capability which allows users to find registration and expiration dates of domain names when followed by the word 'whois' in Google's search box (such as whois google.com). A similar short-lived service was offered by Google a few years ago:

[2004 statement] Although Google pulled the Whois feature for now, it is continuing to explore ways to offer a shortcut for Whois look-ups. We'd like to enable our users to access Whois information and we are currently evaluating different ways to make that happen.

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