> Reason for wanting published registration
information is principally for
> finding out contact details, in cases of (a) network abuse, (b) spam or
> (c) operational problems. Plus it's interesting to poke around in :)
The web based interface at Domainz meets this need for us. It does not
matter if the data is a little old.
Is there any particular reason for wanting this in
WHOIS format since the
information is available via the web?
For us its not a question of whether we have http or whois access, but
rather the data elements available meet our needs and the information is
The current service does not meet either of these needs for us. A quick
example is answering the question "Is this name available for registration?"
We cant issue one request and get an authorative answer. These are the steps
we currently have to take:-
a) Check name has valid syntax
b) Check name is not on our own offensive name list
c) Check name is not same as a TLD
Above checks are not made by Domainz "Check whether a name is registered"
d) Lookup Domainz site to see if its registered
e) Check Domainz pending queue to see if another request is known to be
ahead of ours
f) Submit template to Domainz for processing
Unfortunately, due to Domainz system design, the pending queue is not
updated in real time, so there are always periods of time when they may have
a request for a name in the queue ahead of us, and we have no way of knowing
until we get a rejection, sometimes hours later.
This is only one example. There are lots of others
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