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whois breakage

  • From: Joshua Goodall
  • Date: Tue Oct 24 12:35:02 2000


$ whois -h whois.internic.net microsoft.com

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.

MICROSOFT.COM.IS.SECRETLY.RUN.BY.ILLUMINATI.TERRORISTS.NET
MICROSOFT.COM


Enough said. Similar for apple.com. The web-based whois client at
nsiregistry.com is giving correct results, as are the gtld-servers, as
does -h networksolutions.com

FreeBSD and at least one release of Linux I've tested query
whois.internic.net by default. If anyone is using automated whois in
production (very likely), check your results!

J






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