What is the limit of queries on whois servers?
whois.crsnic.net points to the same WHOIS interface.
Here's the result of a dig query request.
;; ANSWER SECTION: whois.crsnic.net. 1 IN A 22.214.171.124 ;; ANSWER SECTION: whois.verisign-grs.com. 1 IN A 126.96.36.199
According to the IANA database, the authoritative URL is
whois.verisign-grs.com. However, I confirm the old one is still working.
Changing the URL doesn't give you more flexibility against request limits as they point to the same interface.
Verisign doesn't disclose the WHOIS limit.
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On some forums you can read it was around 1000 requests per day.