After 19 years of providing whois services I have retired bw-whois and related services as of 18 March 2019. The port 43 whois system has become unusable for many purposes. All of the major registrars have restrictions in place to block automated queries and I don’t have the resources to manage the disparate requirements to acquire unblocked access at each registrar. Because of this, and a general lack of demand and resources to maintain the codebase, it has become necessary for me to move on from whois.
To all of you who have supported and deployed my code over these many years, Thank You.