Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: What's the most reliable Whois out there?

Author:Dave Winer
Posted:11/2/1999; 12:16:40 PM
Topic:What's the most reliable Whois out there?
Msg #:12627 (In response to 12626)
Prev/Next:12626 / 12628

By the way, Dave, I noticed that the site suffers from the same shortcomings as the NSI one (do a search for "", which was registered long ago by someone at If anyone knows an easy way to pass queries to a different whois db, maybe the userland whois could be that ultimate whois tool I'm looking for.

I'd like nothing better. Our server calls NSI's server, so we won't return anything they don't already know about. I could send an email to Esther Dyson at ICANN, she's a longtime friend, and we've emailed about this stuff before. I'd like to know the answer myself, as a frequent domain speculator.

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