Skip to main content

Whois domain expiry monitoring with Netdata

This collector module checks the remaining time until a domain is expired.


This collector produces the following chart:

  • Time until domain expiry in seconds


Edit the go.d/whoisquery.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory
sudo ./edit-config go.d/whoisquery.conf

Needs only source.

Use days_until_expiration_warning and days_until_expiration_critical for each job to indicate the expiry warning and critical days. The default values are 90 for warning, and 30 days for critical.

Here is an example:

update_every: 60
- name: my_site
- name: my_another_site
days_until_expiration_critical: 20

For all available options and defaults please, see the module's configuration file.


To troubleshoot issues with the whoisquery collector, run the go.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output should give you clues as to why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo -u netdata -s

You can now run the go.d.plugin to debug the collector:

./go.d.plugin -d -m whoisquery

Reach out

If you need help after reading this doc, search our community forum for an answer. There's a good chance someone else has already found a solution to the same issue.



Last updated on