I’ve been contemplating the idea for my own domain WHOIS site for a very long time. Being bored a few weeks ago, I started looking for a suitable script and found one that was developed by YMQZ (https://github.com/zc0350/ymqz). It has a great functionality, but the output looked a bit archaic.
I modified the page to use the Skeleton boilerplate which is not that complicated as Bootstrap, but does the job nicely. I also parsed the WHOIS output to be more responsive and changed the form. The whole endeavor turned into a nice domain WHOIS search site Domein.cc that I personally use on a regular basis. It supports GET requests and can be used in a combination with a context menu browser custom search, as explained in the introduction for by web dig interface SlimDig.com. Basically, if you visit https://domein.cc/domain/yahoo.com, the page will load the WHOIS record for the Yahoo.com domain name. You can set a context search engine via a browser plugin. Then you can just select a domain name in the text of a browser page and query its WHOIS record by right-clicking the string and selecting the WHOIS search engine.
For performance reasons, Domein.cc caches the output of the WHOIS searches for the domain name. If a particular name is queried multiple times, the system will output the cached result by default. However, there is an interface to perform a direct search and override the cache.
This is still a work in progress. I guess, I will add the option to purchase the available domain names via my registrar of choice – ICDSoft.com. ICDSoft is a web hosting service by default, but sells domain names at a very competitive price. The company resells domain names for Enom. Since it is a big reseller, the negotiated prices are very low. Standalone .com domain names cost $9.99 at the moment (registration, transfer, and renewal). The price is even lower if the name is purchased with a hosting account ($9.07). The company has a handy management interface with free domain privacy protection and free DNS service.
I really wanted to have a single WHOIS word domain name, such as whois.info, whois.biz, etc., but they are all reserved or already taken. That’s why, I resorted to Domein.cc, which is not a bad name in general.
Please feel free to check my domain WHOIS site at https://domein.cc.