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Heads-up: Another whois change

  • From: Kevin Day
  • Date: Wed Mar 01 19:06:43 2000

NSI seems to have modified their WHOIS response format again, now including
full information about each contact. Again, this broke one of my scripts
since nothing is where it's supposed to be. Didn't they promise before to
notify people before they did this again? 

Anyone else trying to process the response from a WHOIS should take note:

# whois -h
The Data in Network Solutions' WHOIS database is provided by Network
Solutions for information purposes, and to assist persons in obtaining
information about or related to a domain name registration record.
Network Solutions does not guarantee its accuracy.  By submitting a
WHOIS query, you agree that you will use this Data only for lawful
purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this Data to:
(1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail
(spam); or  (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
that apply to Network Solutions (or its systems).  Network Solutions
reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.  By submitting
this query, you agree to abide by this policy.

Microsoft Corporation (MICROSOFT-DOM)
   1 microsoft way
   redmond, WA 98052

   Domain Name: MICROSOFT.COM

   Administrative Contact:
      Micosoft Hostmaster  (MH37-ORG)  [email protected]
      Microsoft Corp
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

      425 882 8080
Fax- - .: 206 703 2641
   Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      MSN NOC  (MN5-ORG)  [email protected]
      Microsoft Corp
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

      425 882 8080

   Record last updated on 11-Dec-1998.
   Record created on 02-May-1991.
   Database last updated on 29-Feb-2000 21:55:34 EST.

   Domain servers in listed order:


I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but it's really ugly. If it's a
bug, yuck.