try this, it runs directly from your desktop and has whois.
it will also help find available domains
Good domain names are getting harder to find.
Thanks to this software however, you have a tool to help you beat the ''great domain rush''!
All you need do is replace the contents of this box with a list of words that have something to do with the domain name you want. You can type the words in yourself, copy them from a brochure or even a cut and paste an entire WebPage!
Click ''NEXT'' and select the domain extensions you would like to search for (com, co.uk etc..) and set any other options you might like.
Now, sit back and watch as your computer blisters through up to 5,000 names per hour, searching each one out on the world's internet name-severs. Each time it finds one with no server address, it adds it to a ''clickable'' list of possible names that can be sorted by name, domain extension or length.
Not all of the names in this list will be available, as some people register domain names just to ''sit on'' them. To make absolutely sure, just double click a name. A full ''whois'' report will be collected within seconds. If the name is found to be available, the ''Register'' button will come alive for you to quickly and easily claim the name for yourself...