This is not necessarily a question directly related to UNIX, but I
thought I might find some info here.
I was browsing through some Linux sites and came to maximumlinux.com
where they had a link that showed a screenshot of a whois querry on
microsoft.com. If you'd like to see what they had, you can go here:
Getting on to the question, I ran the command and got the same output
they did. However, while chatting with someone else who also ran the
command, they got something totally different. Something more like what
you'd expect from a whois command. Their results turned up the owner
& registrar of microsoft.com as well as all contact info, addresses, DNS
The one thing I noticed was that we had querried 2 different servers. I
hit the same one that Maxium Linux did (whois.crsnic.com) but, the other
person was hitting the actual whois.networksolutions.com server. Is
there something I'm missing as far as how to determine which whois
server is contacted? Some config file I need to modify?
Thanks all in advance.
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