Could DNS help solve this?
toto at the-damian.de
Thu Nov 11 11:41:08 UTC 2010
Ian was propably talking about jwhois which is part of almost all Linux
This whois client "automagically" selects the correct whois server for
you. It comes with a configuration file with lots of known tld => whois
server pairs. For .com/.net domains it selects the whois server by
first asking whois.internic.net.
Maybe you should give it a try
Am Thu, 11 Nov 2010 09:59:25 +0100
schrieb Sten Carlsen <stenc at s-carlsen.dk>:
> Yes, I do use whois, my problem is which of the many dozens of whois
> servers to ask.
> E.g. if you want to know who owns telephone.com(random example), do
> you ask whois.moniker.com, whois.markmonitor.com, whois.enum.com
> or ???.
> If you don't know who to ask, it can take maybe 20 attempts before you
> find a whois server tha gives some helpful info. In some cases looking
> at the NS records helps
> Somebody put up the whois.uwhois.net, but that rarely gives an answer.
> How do you determine where to ask?
> On 11/11/10 4:07, Ian Manners wrote:
> > Hi Sten,
> >> With the growing number of registrars of e.g. .com domains, it
> >> becomes difficult or even almost impossible to figure out which
> >> whois server you should ask for information about a domain name.
> > Use Whois (first under the 'Other software:' heading) from
> > the command prompt.
> > <http://www.linux.it/~md/software/>
> > Even compiles ok under OS/2.
> > Cheers
> > Ian Manners
> > http://www.os2site.com/
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