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How can I check whether a domain is occupier without fear that whois provider will immediately register it?

There are many horror stories when people checked domains, found not occupied, but when came back to register the best one, all of them appeared to be registered by someone else. So, what is the ...
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WHOIS privacy help

How do I protect my identy from whois? If someone whois's my domain name, it reveals my name, address etc etc. How do I hide this?
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Strange redirect to localhost! http://dp.000.in/?

I just accidentally typed imadb.com and after 2 redirects (I think) I ended up at: http://dp.000.in/ You can imagine my surprise when I noticed I was seeing my webpages on my local host! Can someone ...
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Where can I get fresh routing registry data for IP:ASN and AS lookups?

I'm interested in maintaining a copy of the type of data available at ftp://ftp.arin.net/pub/rr/arin.db however the arin.db file seems to be missing quite a few resources which are available via the ...
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Good place to check your domain name information and have it orginized

I have a lot of domain names at different registrars. I often work with these domains and change the information on them such as nameservers and contact details. Often times I need to check what the ...
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how to find out where email is being hosted for a website

Is there a whois equivalent to find out the hosting details for email?
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Is there a rate limit, or any sort of limit to calling whois in ubuntu 10.04?

I'm using Ubunutu 10.04 and doing whois queries on a list of domains. I've got very limited knowledge about the whois system and have some specific questions that I've found difficult to find ...
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Can I Update NetCraft DNS info?

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://elementsystems.net It has the wrong "Organisation", "Nameserver Organisation" and "Reverse DNS" My domain information is private and from what I ...
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My dns works when I do a “dig @mynameserver hostname” but not when I do a “dig hostname”

My nameserver isn't working properly, and I can't figure out why. When I do a 'whois cfconsulting.ca', it shows the correct nameservers, with ns1.signupsystems.com being the primary. If you do a "dig ...
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How to write a good abuse email?

I work for a service provider, and we've suffered an attack. We've learned from it, but nonetheless it has cost us. The good thing is we have pcap traces of the event, and IP addresses. Now my ...
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My registrar won't/can't change my WHOIS entry - can I do it myself?

I bought my first .com domain today, having recently used a country-specific domain. My registrar had to create an account for me on their new billing system to enable the transaction as part of the ...
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How do I do a nxdomain check?

my friend says this, but it doesn't work as it says "dig command not found" dig ns <domain>
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Does hitting this command in unix have a rate limit?

$whois somedomain.com What is the limit on this?
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Finding all IP ranges belonging to a specific ISP

I'm having an issue with a certain individual who keeps scraping my site in an aggressive manner; wasting bandwidth and CPU resources. I've already implemented a system which tails my web server ...
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Change interface for doing a whois

We got 4 ips on our server, and I noticed that one of our IP's appears to be blocked by a big whois providor. Is there a way I can route whois lookups over a different IP - not just eth0?
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Modifying IP Whois results?

Okay, I recently bought a dedicated server from santrex.net If you go here: http://domaintoip.com/ip.php?domain=188.72.215.27 It displays the whois information for that IP, santrex.net I want to ...
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Getting in touch with a domain owner

There is a domain name I want to use for a new business I am starting. It is a perfect fit and I really have my heart set on getting it. Only the .com of the name is registered, and I'm pretty sure ...
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How do I do an exact whois search?

When I execute the following whois command on my Ubuntu server, I get all sorts of other domains which contain google.com in the name, but clearly aren't owned by google. As this appears to be some ...
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What does STATUS:CLIENT HOLD mean in a domain record?

A site I was once responsible for has disappeared off the interwebs - its WHOIS record includes the somewhat mysterious line STATUS:CLIENT HOLD. Is that why the site is no longer accessible (it still ...
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What are my responsibilities as a domain holder?

I have a handful of com, net and uk domains, all registered with the correct postal, email and telephone contacts. I'm not using any whois-privacy services, except with some of my UK domains where the ...
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nslookup finds server name from ip, but whois claims the name has expired?

I noticed I was getting udp traffic on random ports from an unknown ip address that was definitely not on my domain today. When I looked up the ip using nslookup, it returned a name. But when I did a ...
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Can I find the web hosting company from an IP address?

If I have an IP address, is there a way to find the web hosting service that this IP address belongs to? I tried using whois and traceroute but no luck so far. The case is that my friend bought a ...
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spamming domain registrar with multiple host records, same IP

Yesterday, I noticed that a client (who has just enough knowledge of networking to be dangerous) had messed up one of his nameserver records. We'd recently relocated to a different colocation ...
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Simple Whois Question

If I download whois data from these five servers: ARIN: http://ws.arin.net/whois RIPE NCC: http://www.ripe.net/whois/ APNIC: http://whois.apnic.net LACNIC: http://whois.lacnic.net AfriNIC: ...
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How a registrar works?

Hello I've a question because i'm not sure about something. When I perform whois on domain.com I get something like : Domain servers in listed order : ns1.domain.com ns2.domain.com The IP from ...
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whois: query by person's name?

Is it possible to know all of the domains registered by some individual or company using the free whois services on the internet? A sort of "Reverese Whois"?
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How can I find out who is hosting a certain domain? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who has been completely abandoned by his previous website guy. Yes, the guy was cut rate, and yes, you get what you pay for. Anyway, he has asked me to help him untangle all that ...
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registrar and whois database

do registrars have unlimited access to each other's whois database? For example, do godaddy have access to network solutions's whois database and vice versa?
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Who does the nameserver 4.2.2.2 belong to?

Does someone know who is the owner of the Nameserver 4.2.2.2 ? I find a whois but I dont know the organisation.. Does someone know it ? Has someone searched before? Thanks for your help!
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Network Scan, Filtering for Top Level Domain

Greetings, I have a list of 2 /24s worth of IP addresses in seperate text files. What I am interested in doing is finding a way to resolve the hosts of these IP addresses and filter out to display ...
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How to be sure that a domain name is not already taken?

I'm looking forward to register the domain in with the .IQ extension like (game.iq). But I wonder if those domains are all listed in the global WHO.IS services? The problem is this domain requires a ...
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Tools for finding domain names [closed]

I've built out a pet project of mine, and am now looking for a good domain name for it. Arbitrarily doing whois lookups on ideas that pop into my head seems inefficient. What tools do you use when ...
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Who is hosting it?

Currently I have couple static IPs from my ISP where I host couple websites, my question is if I go to http://www.whoishostingthis.com/ and I check my domain then I get that my ISP is hosting them. ...
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How to whois microsoft.com from command-line?

If you 'whois microsoft.com', you get a whole bunch of listings from pranksters who thought it would be funny to mess with the listings by putting 'microsoft.com' in their subdomains. The output ...