OT: www.Amazon.com down?

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Fri Jun 6 14:43:01 CDT 2008


>------------------------------------------------
>$ whois amazon.com
>
>Whois Server Version 2.0
>
>Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
>with many different competing registrars. Go to
>http://www.internic.net
>for detailed information.
>
>AMAZON.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM
>AMAZON.COM.MORE.INFO.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
>AMAZON.COM.IS.N0T.AS.1337.AS.WWW.GULLI.COM
>AMAZON.COM
>------------------------------------------------

This result means that you urgently need to get a better WHOIS client.
Yours is probably querying com.whois-servers.net which is an alias of
whois.verisign-grs.com which, for some reason, by default returns the
names of all the entities in their database that matches your search
string.  If you prefix the string with an = sign, it dumps the full
entries, which you can see are three name servers with silly names and
one perfectly normal registration for amazon.com.

R's,
John


   Server Name: AMAZON.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM
   IP Address: 69.41.185.219
   Registrar: INNERWISE, INC. D/B/A ITSYOURDOMAIN.COM
   Whois Server: whois.itsyourdomain.com
   Referral URL: http://www.itsyourdomain.com

   Server Name: AMAZON.COM.MORE.INFO.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
   IP Address: 203.36.226.2
   Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
   Whois Server: whois.tucows.com
   Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net

   Server Name: AMAZON.COM.IS.N0T.AS.1337.AS.WWW.GULLI.COM
   IP Address: 80.190.192.24
   Registrar: EPAG DOMAINSERVICES GMBH
   Whois Server: whois.enterprice.net
   Referral URL: http://www.enterprice.net

   Domain Name: AMAZON.COM
   Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
   Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
   Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
   Name Server: UDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET
   Name Server: UDNS2.ULTRADNS.NET
   Status: clientDeleteProhibited
   Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Status: clientUpdateProhibited
   Updated Date: 28-mar-2008
   Creation Date: 01-nov-1994
   Expiration Date: 31-oct-2017





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