[dns-operations] whois no longer follows thin registry referral?

Mark Jeftovic markjr at easydns.com
Thu Aug 17 02:14:52 UTC 2017

Am I on glue, or is the command line whois (debian, ubuntu) no longer
following the referral from the registry whois stub record out to the
full registrar record?

$ whois example.com

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
[end of output]

I'm used to the command line client then trying to pull the full record
from the Registrar whois server in the case of com/net (and jobs I
guess), but that seems to not be happening anymore.

Did something change, possibly in anticipation of the coming switchover
to thick whois for these registries?

- mark

Mark Jeftovic <markjr at easydns.com>
Founder & CEO, easyDNS Technologies Inc.

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