Could DNS help solve this?
stenc at s-carlsen.dk
Thu Nov 11 21:56:00 UTC 2010
Well, this points the finger at me, I have normally used whois with a
specific server to ask the question, never thinking it could be that simple.
Does anybody know how whois works?
Big thanks to everybody who responded, I feel embarrassed that the
solution was that simple and I did not figure this out myself.
I use OSX and whois works the same way as described here, no need for
OSX has a Network Utility that will look domains up using whois. This
does not work well, I made the mistake to think it was functioning well,
On 11/11/10 15:00, Robert Spangler wrote:
> 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:
> whois telephone.com
> [Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
> [Redirected to whois.tucows.com]
> [Querying whois.tucows.com]
> Please provide a real world example where you cannot get the whois
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