how to fix bad referral in whois?

william at william at
Sat Nov 22 00:47:32 UTC 2003

> I have four .org domains that I transferred from gandi to godaddy a couple
> of months ago.  However, the whois still lists
> as the referral whois.  For example:
>         Domain ID:             D46124408-LROR
>         Domain Name:           HTCP.ORG
>         Created On:            05-Dec-2000 03:30:16 UTC
>         Last Updated On:       08-Sep-2003 21:28:55 UTC
>         Expiration Date:       05-Dec-2004 03:30:16 UTC
>         Sponsoring Registrar:  Go Daddy Software, Inc. (R91-LROR)
>         Status:                OK
>         Registrant Name:       SEE SPONSORING REGISTRAR
>         Registrant Street1:    Whois
>         Registrant Street2:    Referral URL:
>         Admin Name:            SEE SPONSORING REGISTRAR
>         Billing Name:          SEE SPONSORING REGISTRAR
>         Tech Name:             SEE SPONSORING REGISTRAR
>         Name Server:           NS.PACKET-PUSHERS.COM
>         Name Server:           NS2.PACKET-PUSHERS.COM

The sponsoring registrar (godaddy) is responsible for fixing it, in fact 
they are suppososed to reenter your information to be listed directly at 
PIR whois (instead of as referral to their own whois) upon the transfer.
They are likely waiting to do it in bulk for multiple domains, but you can 
insist they do it ASAP for your domain, send email to their support.

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
william at

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