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  • WHOIS on youtube, I get most of it but the advertising in the middle?

    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.

    YOUTUBE.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM
    YOUTUBE.COM.MORE.INFO.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
    YOUTUBE.COM.IS.N0T.AS.1337.AS.WWW.GULLI.COM
    YOUTUBE.COM

    To single out one record, look it up with "xxx", where xxx is one of the
    of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up
    with "=xxx" to receive a full display for each record.

    Last update of whois database: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 18:31:54 UTC <<<

    NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
    registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
    currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
    date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
    registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
    view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

    TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois
    database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
    automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
    modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
    Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for
    information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information
    about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not
    guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
    by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only
    for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
    to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
    unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,
    or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
    that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,
    repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly
    prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to
    use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or
    query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register
    domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right
    to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure
    operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the
    Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign
    reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

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



  •  Poor DailyWTF is being attacked :(

     Tag Attack



  •  Hold up... thats an advertising bot up there? And they expect us to click something or go somewhere? WTF?!?!?! Guess we don't have to go find WTFs they come to us!



  • Intruiging... it's even worse on google.com:

    terom@zapotek:~$ whois google.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.

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM
    IP Address: 69.41.185.195
    Registrar: INNERWISE, INC. D/B/A ITSYOURDOMAIN.COM
    Whois Server: whois.itsyourdomain.com
    Referral URL: http://www.itsyourdomain.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ZOMBIED.AND.HACKED.BY.WWW.WEB-HACK.COM
    IP Address: 217.107.217.167
    Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.35.com
    Referral URL: http://www.OnlineNIC.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.YAHOO.COM.MYSPACE.COM.YOUTUBE.COM.FACEBOOK.COM.THEYSUCK.DNSABOUT.COM
    IP Address: 72.52.190.30
    Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.WORDT.DOOR.VEEL.WHTERS.GEBRUIKT.SERVERTJE.NET
    IP Address: 62.41.27.144
    Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
    Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
    Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.VN
    Registrar: ONLINENIC, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.35.com
    Referral URL: http://www.OnlineNIC.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.UA
    Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
    Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.TW
    Registrar: WEB COMMERCE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED DBA WEBNIC.CC
    Whois Server: whois.webnic.cc
    Referral URL: http://www.webnic.cc

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.TR
    Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
    Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM
    IP Address: 80.190.192.24
    Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
    Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
    Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SPROSIUYANDEKSA.RU
    Registrar: MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE
    Whois Server: whois.melbourneit.com
    Referral URL: http://www.melbourneit.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SERVES.PR0N.FOR.ALLIYAH.NET
    IP Address: 84.255.209.69
    Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SA
    Registrar: OMNIS NETWORK, LLC
    Whois Server: whois.omnis.com
    Referral URL: http://domains.omnis.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.PLZ.GIVE.A.PR8.TO.AUDIOTRACKER.NET
    IP Address: 213.251.184.30
    Registrar: OVH
    Whois Server: whois.ovh.com
    Referral URL: http://www.ovh.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.MX
    Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
    Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.IS.NOT.HOSTED.BY.ACTIVEDOMAINDNS.NET
    IP Address: 217.148.161.5
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Referral URL: http://www.enom.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.IS.HOSTED.ON.PROFITHOSTING.NET
    IP Address: 66.49.213.213
    Registrar: COMPUTER SERVICES LANGENBACH GMBH DBA JOKER.COM
    Whois Server: whois.joker.com
    Referral URL: http://www.joker.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.IS.APPROVED.BY.NUMEA.COM
    IP Address: 213.228.0.43
    Registrar: GANDI SAS
    Whois Server: whois.gandi.net
    Referral URL: http://www.gandi.net

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.HAS.LESS.FREE.PORN.IN.ITS.SEARCH.ENGINE.THAN.SECZY.COM
    IP Address: 209.187.114.130
    Registrar: INNERWISE, INC. D/B/A ITSYOURDOMAIN.COM
    Whois Server: whois.itsyourdomain.com
    Referral URL: http://www.itsyourdomain.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.DO
    Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.CO
    Registrar: NAMESECURE.COM
    Whois Server: whois.namesecure.com
    Referral URL: http://www.namesecure.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.BR
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Referral URL: http://www.enom.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
    IP Address: 203.36.226.2
    Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
    Whois Server: whois.tucows.com
    Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.AU
    Registrar: PLANETDOMAIN PTY LTD.
    Whois Server: whois.planetdomain.com
    Referral URL: http://www.planetdomain.com

    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ACQUIRED.BY.CALITEC.NET
    IP Address: 85.190.27.2
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Referral URL: http://www.enom.com

    Domain Name: GOOGLE.COM
    Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
    Whois Server: whois.markmonitor.com
    Referral URL: http://www.markmonitor.com
    Name Server: NS1.GOOGLE.COM
    Name Server: NS2.GOOGLE.COM
    Name Server: NS3.GOOGLE.COM
    Name Server: NS4.GOOGLE.COM
    Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Updated Date: 10-apr-2006
    Creation Date: 15-sep-1997
    Expiration Date: 14-sep-2011

    Someone with an interesting sense of humour hijacked the whois servers? I don't really know enough about how WHOIS works to understand where those entries come from.



  • @SpComb said:


    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.ACQUIRED.BY.CALITEC.NET
    IP Address: 85.190.27.2
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Referral URL: http://www.enom.com

     Someone with an interesting sense of humour hijacked the whois servers?
    I don't really know enough about how WHOIS works to understand where
    those entries come from.

     

    Uh, no.  Whois works by searching what amounts to a cache of domain names on your DNS server.  GOOGLE.COM.ACQUIRED.BY.CALITEC.NET, for example, appears because CALITEC.NET has a subdomain named GOOGLE.COM    

     



  • @poopdeville said:

    Whois works by searching what amounts to a cache of domain names on your DNS server.

    No it doesn't. Whois works by searching the WHOIS database, which is maintained by the domain registrars and has absolutely nothing to do with DNS servers (except that the root DNS servers are populated from the same source as the WHOIS database). Completely different protocol.



  • @asuffield said:

    @poopdeville said:

    Whois works by searching what amounts to a cache of domain names on your DNS server.

    No it doesn't. Whois works by searching the WHOIS database, which is maintained by the domain registrars and has absolutely nothing to do with DNS servers (except that the root DNS servers are populated from the same source as the WHOIS database). Completely different protocol.

    But the second part is true, right? 

    @poopdeville said:

    GOOGLE.COM.ACQUIRED.BY.CALITEC.NET, for example, appears because CALITEC.NET has a subdomain named GOOGLE.COM



  • @belgariontheking said:

    But the second part is true, right? 

    @poopdeville said:

    GOOGLE.COM.ACQUIRED.BY.CALITEC.NET, for example, appears because CALITEC.NET has a subdomain named GOOGLE.COM

    Sort of. There's no strict rule about how a WHOIS server has to interpret queries, and most do a simple substring search, so 'oogle.co' would match it too. The protocol is disgustingly simple, although the servers do interpret certain strings in special ways (ask whois.ripe.net about HELP for documentation on the most commonly used server).



  • I know I'm not the only one who didn't understand the OP.  Took me a minute, but then I realized the newlines were stripped from his comment. Or rather, they weren't converted to HTML linebreaks.  He probably posted from a browser that doesn't support TDWTF's rich text editor.

    At any rate, here's his post, with linebreaks properly converted to HTML: @wonkoTheSane said:

    WHOIS on youtube, I get most of it but the advertising in the middle?

    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.

    YOUTUBE.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM
    YOUTUBE.COM.MORE.INFO.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
    YOUTUBE.COM.IS.N0T.AS.1337.AS.WWW.GULLI.COM
    YOUTUBE.COM

    To single out one record, look it up with "xxx", where xxx is one of the
    of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up
    with "=xxx" to receive a full display for each record.
    >>> Last update of whois database: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 18:31:54 UTC <<

     



  • Hmmm, I hadn't seen whois spam before. The other entries are subdomains and aren't related to YouTube at all. I'm curious as to why some whoises are returning them... The one at http://www.internic.net/whois.html only seems to list the real youtube.com.



  • Heh, sorry wonkoTheSane, but I really thought you were a spambot.

    The site was incredibly slow back then and when I saw all those URLs and the tags in the Sidebar forums (I hadn't seen before) I really thought thedailywtf.com was being attacked.



  • @asuffield said:

    Sort of. There's no strict rule about how a WHOIS server has to interpret queries, and most do a simple substring search, so 'oogle.co' would match it too. The protocol is disgustingly simple, although the servers do interpret certain strings in special ways (ask whois.ripe.net about HELP for documentation on the most commonly used server).

    I just tried various queries; apparently it matches everything that is one level of a domain and not a TLD - unless your query contains a dot, in which case it matches from the left and checks that the part after the last dot is a valid TLD.



  • @joemck said:

    Hmmm, I hadn't seen whois spam before.

    I am spam!  Spam I am!  Would you like green eggs and ham?



  • @j6cubic said:

    I just tried various queries; apparently it matches everything that is one level of a domain and not a TLD - unless your query contains a dot, in which case it matches from the left and checks that the part after the last dot is a valid TLD.

    It varies depending on which server you're talking to (not all the WHOIS servers run the same software). 



  • I'm intrigued.  I want to do this with my last company.  I know they "city.mycompany.com" for all their clients (newspapers).  I want to find out which ones they have now.  I know they used dyndns for their DNS needs.  Would a query of this database give me the cities for which he has subdomains?



  • @belgariontheking said:

    I want to find out which ones they have now.  I know they used dyndns for their DNS needs.  Would a query of this database give me the cities for which he has subdomains?
     

    Depends on how they did it. If there's a huge number of cities, then setting up a dedicated A record for each could be a pain. Plus propagation times anytime  records are added/deleted. And also requires someone with access to the DNS server (or DNS hosting place's control panels, whatever) to make the changes.

    For one client who wanted a franchisename.companyname.com type setup for each franchise, but not have to deal with the DNS hassles, I did it by setting a wildcard dns record for their TLD, and then configured Apache to handle things properly.

     <virtualhost ip:80>
       serveralias companyname.com *.companyname.com
       etc...
    </virtualhost>

    and then a bit of PHP in the headers to check if the hostname the request was coming in on was actually a real franchise's name, and insert the appropriate details onto the pages as necessary. If the request was coming in on an invalid hostname, the user'd be redirected elsewhere (the main company site's franchise list at this time).  

    This wouldn't work too well for places that have different styles/layouts/looks for every franchise/city, but for this client, it's a pretty set template with only minimal differences between them all (a few more/less things depending on the franchise's capabilities/setup). 

    I like name-based hosting. Makes some things so much easier.



  • @MarcB said:

     

    Depends on how they did it. If there's a huge number of cities, then setting up a dedicated A record for each could be a pain. Plus propagation times anytime  records are added/deleted. And also requires someone with access to the DNS server (or DNS hosting place's control panels, whatever) to make the changes.

    That's definitely what we were doing at the time I worked there.  When we needed a new city (maybe two per year), I would log into dyndns and create the subdomain.

    Doing a whois doesn't come up with anything but mycompany.com now though.  Is there a special way I have to do the query?  Maybe they just changed the way they're doing it.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    Doing a whois doesn't come up with anything but mycompany.com now though.  Is there a special way I have to do the query?  Maybe they just changed the way they're doing it.
     

    Ya know, I'm not sure how you can definitively check if a zone has a wildcard set on it without being able to do a zone transfer/AXFR type lookup. You can always do a few obviously-bogus lookups (ie: screwyouandthehorseyourodeinon.companyname.com) and see if those resolve. If most/all of those resolve, then most likely it's a wildcard.

    Of course, you can't put it past a really anal admin to have gone and generated an A record for every possible hostname. I'd hate to see the bandwidth bills when that zone gets transferred to the off-site secondaries though.


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