Downloadable WHOIS database

I need to find a WHOIS database that I can download..  I've been searching for a while unsuccessfully.
GillatAsked:
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Mark WillsConnect With a Mentor Topic AdvisorCommented:
Have you seen the RIPE database ? FTP site at: ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/dbase/ripe.db.gz
or split by object type at: ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ripe/dbase/split

Or the APNIC database : http://www.apnic.net/db/dbcopyright.html

the big/ bulk whois database can only be accessed via queries - suppose it would be possible to query and capture large result sets at a time, but then you would have to suffle it away somehow...
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dportasCommented:
Why? WHOIS is a free service and any download would be out of date even before it had finished downloading.
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GillatAuthor Commented:
I am taking a network security course and was tasked with finding one.  I have spent so much time looking that I am simply seeking help on it becasue apparently I need that help.  I actually won't be downloaded it for the reasons you state.
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GillatAuthor Commented:
I have only found very small WHOIS databases, but am looking for a larger one.
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Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
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GillatAuthor Commented:
Thanks, got me further than I've been able to.
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B MCommented:
You can get it from http://www.getwhoisdata.com
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