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'whois' no longer following referrals ?
- From: Jay Libove <libove at felines dot org>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: Jay Libove <libove at felines dot org>
- Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:46:06 +0000
- Subject: 'whois' no longer following referrals ?
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Once upon a time, the UNIX/cygwin ‘whois’ program would follow referrals. So, you could ask, for nearly any domain, ‘whois name.domain’ and whois would first find out which whois server could answer the question, and then would query that whois server and get the answer.
Lately (months? more?), it doesn’t do this anymore ☹
There’s even an option (still) in whois to NOT follow referrals ("-r turn off recursive look-ups for contact information").
Now, we need to manually run a second whois, using the -h HOST option, supplying it the output of the initial whois command's "Registrar WHOIS Server" field.
Is this Just The way It Is now? Or is there an option I'm missing - or a replacement whois program - which still does the recursion automatically?
(I'm on Windows 10 64-bit, "Creators" update, with Cygwin installer 2.881 64-bit, whois package version 5.2.10-1).
C:> WHOIS google.com
Domain Name: GOOGLE.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2138514_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar URL: http://www.markmonitor.com
Updated Date: 2011-07-20T16:55:31Z
Creation Date: 1997-09-15T04:00:00Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-09-14T04:00:00Z
Registrar: MarkMonitor Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 292
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: email@example.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.2083895740
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: serverDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Domain Status: serverUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverUpdateProhibited
Name Server: NS1.GOOGLE.COM
Name Server: NS2.GOOGLE.COM
Name Server: NS3.GOOGLE.COM
Name Server: NS4.GOOGLE.COM
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2017-08-24T10:39:53Z <<<
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