Well call me just plain out of it. Or blame it on my complete lack of Unix chops. Either may be accurate.
Until now I’ve been bouncing off of NetSol and putting up with the ridiculous (and highly inaccessible) image-based security widget every time I’ve run a whois search on an existing domain.
Google just launched a whois search, which is cool in and of itself (although the prospect of more spam doesn’t thrill me). What caught my attention though, was an off-the-cuff remark by Joi Ito:
I guess this is useful for people who won’t touch a command line, but I don’t think I’d ever use it. I will continue to open a terminal window and type “whois google.com”.
Well now, OS X’s terminal does whois. Nice!