August 15th, 2007

iPhone Whois

If you’re anything like me, you come up with domain ideas in the most random—and often unwired—places. I mean like the grocery store. What were you thinking about?

Never mind that now. We have important matters to discuss.

Matt King has just released a Whois application for the Apple iPhone. So now, no matter where you are—as long as that “where” has Edge or wifi access—you can check that domain name and see if it’s available.

To try it out, head over to

Of course, then you have to go try to register it on the very non-iPhone-ish registry sites. Baby steps.

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One Response to “iPhone Whois”

  1. Wil Tan says:

    Inspired by the same use cases, I wrote a native iPhone app to query whois and bookmark your ideas from your iPhone. It’s available on the app store. More information on or my blog.

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