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Re: crsnic whois updates

  • From: Adam McKenna
  • Date: Tue Jul 03 16:09:46 2001

On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 12:45:09PM -0700, Joseph McDonald wrote:
> 
> 
> BT> NetSol obviously doesn't give a damn about whether or not whois is up to
> BT> date. They don't have to. Their lucrative monopoly was recently extended
> BT> for many more years.
> 
> What's sad is that it would be fairly trivial for them to implement a
> real-time whois update.  I don't know why they don't just do it.

Apparently NSOL thinks they are "special"..  Even though my nameservers are
registered with OpenSRS, NSOL thinks that I need to spend time (weeks,
sometimes), sending them an updated "host" form every time I change an IP 
address.

Luckily, the root servers reflect the correct nameserver IP addresses, even
though NSOL's whois doesn't.  But this still doesn't keep my customers from
asking me why WHOIS doesn't show the correct nameserver information, and
worrying that people won't be able to get to their website or send them mail.

Of course, my answer to them is always "use a different registrar".
Hopefully, eventually, enough people will leave NSOL that they'll start
"caring".

--Adam




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