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Geektools SuperWhois update (re: Internic)

  • From: Rodney Joffe
  • Date: Wed Dec 01 01:01:38 1999

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, which, of course, shows the same
info as crsnic.

$ whois [email protected]

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
for detailed information.

   Domain Name: GEEKTOOLS.COM
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   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

It appears that does give the detailed whois
data. We can't tell if this is an oversight, or on purpose.

We've updated geektools superwhois (both the GUI at
and the command line proxy at to use 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 We'll
watch the bouncing ball, and when crsnic starts giving the correct
answer (whether or another) we'll undo the

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.
"Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"