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    Implement whois functionality

    I am trying to code a piece of JavaScript that queries the Internic for whois information (using either a domain or an IP address) and puts the results into a JSON object with separate fields for each piece of information.

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    JavaScript is purely a client-side language, and unless used with an Ajax call has no capability to read from or write to a file (except a cookie), communicate with the server, access a database, the client's operating system or the Windows registry, or alter the default behaviour of the browser. And for security reasons JavaScript cannot access anything beyond the domain of the current page. This is known as the "same origin policy" and prevents a document or script loaded from one origin from getting or setting properties of a document from a different origin.


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    you need to use a webservice in conjunction with javascript to accomplish this.
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