Will Yardley william-nospam-newdream-net at no.spam.veggiechinese.net
Wed Feb 20 00:58:16 UTC 2002

In article <a4urk2$71s at pub3.rc.vix.com>, Kaijun Zhan wrote:

> not sure what this means - this is done from my dns server. Kaijun
> Zhan at Cadence
> # whois microsoft.com

this doesn't really have anything to do with bind.

> Whois Server Version 1.3
> Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered
> with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
> for detailed information.
> To single out one record, look it up with "xxx", where xxx is one of the
> of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up
> with "=xxx" to receive a full display for each record.
>>>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 17:09:35 EST <<<
> The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .ORG, .EDU domains and
> Registrars.

this is the crsnic whois server.  try 
 % whois -h whois.networksolutions.com microsoft.com

i've seen this once or twice before; someone's managed to put an
incorrect entry into that whois database presumably.

the gtld servers have the right information.

aura% dig microsoft.com ns @b.gtld-servers.net

; <<>> DiG 9.3.0s20020122 <<>> microsoft.com ns @b.gtld-servers.net
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 13579
;; flags: qr rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 6, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 6

;microsoft.com.                 IN      NS

microsoft.com.          172800  IN      NS      DNS3.JP.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com.          172800  IN      NS      DNS1.DC.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com.          172800  IN      NS      DNS1.SJ.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com.          172800  IN      NS      DNS1.CP.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com.          172800  IN      NS      DNS1.TK.MSFT.NET.
microsoft.com.          172800  IN      NS      DNS3.UK.MSFT.NET.


presumably they need this many dns servers because they're all running
M$'s dns server :>

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