Geektools SuperWhois update (re: Internic)

Steve Sobol sjsobol at
Fri Dec 3 18:30:03 UTC 1999

This is no longer true. For the past 1 1/2 days has been
displaying as the whois server for
NSI-registered domains.

Rodney Joffe wrote:

> As you by now know, as of two hours ago (Dec 1, EST) Network Solutions
> changed their whois to "the new form". NSI being their normal secretive
> selves, it appears that their new whois servers are not giving out the
> "correct" information. They show the authoritative whois server for
> their registrar as, which, of course, shows the same
> info as crsnic.
> $ whois at
> []
> Whois Server Version 1.1
> Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered
> with many different competing registrars. Go to
> for detailed information.
>    Domain Name: GEEKTOOLS.COM
>    Whois Server:
>    Referral URL:
>    Name Server: NS1.ULTRADNS.NET
>    Name Server: NS2.ULTRADNS.NET
> >>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 30 Nov 99 00:40:30 EST <<<
> The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .ORG, .EDU domains and
> Registrars.
> It appears that does give the detailed whois
> data. We can't tell if this is an oversight, or on purpose.
> None-the-less...
> We've updated geektools superwhois (both the GUI at
> and the command line proxy at to use
> when appropriate. This 'breaks' the normal
> operation of SuperWhois which correctly looks at crsnic first, then the
> referred server. In this case, crsnic also says We'll
> watch the bouncing ball, and when crsnic starts giving the correct
> answer (whether or another) we'll undo the
> hack.
> The source tarballs are updated also, showing version 2.2.2. If NSI
> pulls something else strange, we'll release 2.2.2a pronto.
> --
> Rodney Joffe
> CenterGate Research Group, LLC.
> "Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"

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