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Re: Real-time WHOIS for .COM

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Wed Aug 10 10:54:21 2005

* Joe Abley:

> On 10 Aug 2005, at 06:36, Florian Weimer wrote:
>
>> Is there some kind of real-time WHOIS for .COM (and friends) which
>> allows you to determine at least the corresponding registrar?
>
> whois.crsnic.net?

Since a couple of others have also suggested similar approaches,
here's the actual problem (implied by the "real-time" part of the
subject line 8-):

>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 02:12:49 EDT <<<

In other words, this database lags considerably behind DNS.  Someone
has suggested to query all known registrars for the domain and hope
that one of them has already updated its WHOIS server.  This reduces
the delay a little bit for some registrars, but is of course no
general solution.




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