Could DNS help solve this?

Robert Spangler mlists at
Thu Nov 11 14:00:54 UTC 2010

On Thursday 11 November 2010 03:59, Sten Carlsen wrote:

>  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 example), do you
>  ask,, or ???.

Why make things so difficult?  How about a simple 'whois <domain>'?  That 
should get you the information you are looking for.

>  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

If the domain is registered properly then the above will get you your answer 
on the first attempt.

>  Somebody put up the, but that rarely gives an answer.

Then logic would tell you not to use this server.

>  How do you determine where to ask?

I don't, I allow whois to do that for me.

Using your example:

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Please provide a real world example where you cannot get the whois 



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