(Semi-OT) Understanding whois info....

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Mon Feb 27 20:37:46 PST 2006

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Norberto
>Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 4:33 PM
>To: FreeBSD Questions
>Subject: (Semi-OT) Understanding whois info....
>I run a whois microsoft.com and I got back the interesting info 
>shown below.
>I tried from another of my FBSD boxes located half the world away and
>got the same result. Neither internic.net 
> nor who.godaddy.com show this
>'interesting' data, they show the correct one.
>The data seems to be coming from Verisign's whois servers....

Someone's figured out how to upload bogus data to a registrar's
whois server that they must have broken into.  Some of the other
registrars are picking it up, most aren't.


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