Thanks Arf, but its not providing the info I want. i.e. any domain with GoDaddy, for example, is practically useless. I need the definitive expiry dates and sometimes to make sure the DNS changes have propagated correctly, also checking LOCK status before a transfer. What a registrar has in their own WHOIS is not always whats official as per the registry.
I usually use our our own WHOIS, but there are occasions when we need the authoritative information.
Darn, I see they OUTed our own command line whois, too. Oh well Least it wasnt customized, and this one seems to do the same thing.