I posted a series of questions regarding the COM.ZONE (10/12/99 -
"Questions re: COM.ZONE - does anyone understand this file".
Thanks to those who answered, especially Barry Margolin. I'm slowly
getting a better understanding of how this all comes together (or
As I stated in the earlier message, I am analyzing domain names for a
project. I found that the COM.ZONE database (gotten from NSI) is
incomplete because it only lists domain names that are up-to-date.
However, if a name is not found in COM.ZONE, that doesn't mean that
the name is available - because it still might be found in the Whois
database. Example: 00C.COM ("zero" "zero "c") is not in the COM.ZONE
file, but is found in a whois search.
Does anyone know of a way to download the whois database? I
had to sign all kinds of stupid forms (in my opinion) so that NSI
would let me have access to the COM.ZONE.
So how do I get to download the whois data?
If that's not possible, would anyone know of a method for a Visual
Basic programmer to write code to do a query of the Whois database?
In a perfect world it would look something like this:
Function WhoisResult (DomainName as String) as String
WhoisResult = GetWhoisData (DomainName)
Thanks in advance for any assistance/guidance.