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Re: Microsoft spokesperson blames ICANN
"Stephen J. Wilcox" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Out of interest.. does anyone happen to know why rs.internic.net reports > the following of microsoft.com? > > [rs.internic.net] [ ... ] > MICROSOFT.COM.HACKED.BY.HACKSWARE.COM [ etc... ] That's a fairly recent trick (which has been discussed here before); the default Whois search is a substring search. Since anybody with a domain can register their DNS servers with any registrar, the smartass owner of 'hacksware.com' just named their nameserver: MICROSOFT.COM.HACKED.BY.HACKSWARE.COM which is a legitate name for a nameserver, and contains the substring microsoft.com. You can work around it by only searching domains (not nameservers): whois 'domain microsoft.com' Either funny or disturbing, depending on how you look at it. Perhaps both . . . -----ScottG.