Could DNS help solve this?
mlists at zoominternet.net
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 telephone.com(random example), do you
> ask whois.moniker.com, whois.markmonitor.com, whois.enum.com 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 whois.uwhois.net, 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:
[Redirected to whois.tucows.com]
Please provide a real world example where you cannot get the whois
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