According the the SETI@Home team they need another $540,000 to keep the program up and running next year. To donate please visit here. You can find out the progress of the fundraiser on their home page.
The whois utility xwhois.com that we have all come to know and love appears to have disappeared. As of September 27, 2006 The dns records have been changed and is now pointing to another stupid advertisement site. You can see the whois info here.