I am trying to use the Mac Terminal for whois lookups. If I type in “whois makeuseof.com”, I get the whois results for makeuseof.com. However, if I type in “whois apple.com”, I get this:
Whois Server Version 2.0
Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.
To single out one record, look it up with “xxx”, where xxx is one of the
of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up
with “=xxx” to receive a full display for each record.
>>> Last update of whois database: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 05:13:09 UTC