Bug 84086 - whois cannot look up .org domains
whois cannot look up .org domains
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: whois (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC3BugWeekTracker
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Reported: 2003-02-11 19:42 EST by Rajiv Manglani
Modified: 2007-03-27 00:00 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-27 17:19:39 EDT
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Description Rajiv Manglani 2003-02-11 19:42:13 EST
Description of problem:
whois client cannot look up .org domains

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
/usr/bin >> rpm -q whois

Steps to Reproduce:
/usr/bin >> whois slashdot.org

Whois Server Version 1.3

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.

No match for "SLASHDOT.ORG".

>>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 17:39:14 EST <<<

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and

Expected results:
whois should query the appropriate registrar.

Additional info:
see also bug #59872 for a similar problem with .to domains.

please replace the current whois on redhat 7.2 with one that is more useful, and
does not have to be updated everytime there is a registrar change. see bug
#15221 for this suggestion on redhat 8.0.
Comment 1 Sean Porterfield 2003-09-18 16:59:40 EDT
This is still broken in RH 8.0
Comment 2 Marcin Garski 2004-09-27 17:19:39 EDT
whois is no longer included in Fedora Core.
It has been replaced by jwhois.
Upgrade to lastest release of Fedora Core and try jwois, if this bug
still occur, please reopen.

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