tedm at toybox.placo.com
Tue Oct 24 05:37:10 UTC 2006
This is a side effect of the "balkiization" or more accurately, destruction,
global whois database as a result of the fragmentation of domain name
Registries are required to share whois data - but the requirements are
all the registries hate each other because they think that all the others
are going to suck down
their whois databases and use them for mass-mailings to try to steal
they bend over backwards to violate the spirit of whois data sharing if not
of the requirements.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Evren Yurtesen" <yurtesen at ispro.net>
To: <questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 12:33 PM
Subject: whois weirdness...
> When I do whois from my FreeBSD 6-stable boxes I am receiving funny
> For example when I do whois microsoft.com I get totally unrelated data.
> whois works just as expected from some linux boxes I tried.
> Can anybody explain why this is happening?
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