[dns-operations] Official WHOIS redirector for TLDs

Rodney Joffe rjoffe at centergate.com
Mon Mar 24 16:08:39 UTC 2014

On Mar 24, 2014, at 9:46 AM, Leo Vandewoestijne <dnsoperations at dns-lab.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>> Is there are offical, documented WHOIS redirector for TLDs with some
>> long-term interface stability.  WHOIS.IANA.ORG might do the job, but I
>> couldn't find official documentation pointing to it.
> The whois binairy on OS-X has a -I, so `whois -I xxx` would return info.
> Not exactly official, but the same binairy is using "whois-servers.net",
> for anything it doesn't know.
> So for some ccTLD's I've requested for an update of missing CNAME entries,
> that were listed in whois.iana.org, but not yet working in whois-servers.net.
> They now work to, but I'm curious how much they will keep up with the nTLD’s.

We’re working to make it automated. Should be up to date by the end of this ICANN meeting this week, and then should remain daily accurate/current.


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