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Geektools SuperWhois update (re: Internic)
As you by now know, as of two hours ago (Dec 1, EST) Network Solutions changed their whois to "the new form". NSI being their normal secretive selves, it appears that their new whois servers are not giving out the "correct" information. They show the authoritative whois server for their registrar as rs.internic.net, which, of course, shows the same info as crsnic. $ whois [email protected] [rs.internic.net] Whois Server Version 1.1 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. Domain Name: GEEKTOOLS.COM Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC. Whois Server: rs.internic.net Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com Name Server: NS1.ULTRADNS.NET Name Server: NS2.ULTRADNS.NET >>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 30 Nov 99 00:40:30 EST <<< The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .ORG, .EDU domains and Registrars. It appears that whois.networksolutions.com does give the detailed whois data. We can't tell if this is an oversight, or on purpose. None-the-less... We've updated geektools superwhois (both the GUI at www.geektools.com and the command line proxy at whois.geektools.com) to use whois.networksolutions.com when appropriate. This 'breaks' the normal operation of SuperWhois which correctly looks at crsnic first, then the referred server. In this case, crsnic also says rs.internic.net. We'll watch the bouncing ball, and when crsnic starts giving the correct answer (whether whois.networksolutions.com or another) we'll undo the hack. The source tarballs are updated also, showing version 2.2.2. If NSI pulls something else strange, we'll release 2.2.2a pronto. -- Rodney Joffe CenterGate Research Group, LLC. http://www.centergate.com "Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"