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whois breakage

  • From: Joshua Goodall
  • Date: Tue Oct 24 12:35:02 2000

$ whois -h

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
for detailed information.


Enough said. Similar for The web-based whois client at is giving correct results, as are the gtld-servers, as
does -h

FreeBSD and at least one release of Linux I've tested query by default. If anyone is using automated whois in
production (very likely), check your results!