Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

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Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

Postby dwasifark » 2017-07-31 17:32

Lately I notice that a whois from commandline only returns registrar and DNS server information, and no longer includes any of the domain contacts. Is it just me, or is it like that for everyone? I've read the man page and tried a few possible commandline options, but most of them tend to spit out RIPE error.
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Re: Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

Postby TonyT » 2017-07-31 20:53

I guess it depends upon the database that gets queried as well as domain privacy features of some registrars.

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tonyt@d830:~$ whois -H debian.net
   Domain Name: DEBIAN.NET
   Registry Domain ID: 2024927_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
   Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.gandi.net
   Registrar URL: http://www.gandi.net
   Updated Date: 2017-03-30T01:14:20Z
   Creation Date: 1998-05-01T04:00:00Z
   Registry Expiry Date: 2018-04-30T04:00:00Z
   Registrar: Gandi SAS
   Registrar IANA ID: 81
   Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@support.gandi.net
   Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.170377661
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
   Name Server: DNSNODE.DEBIAN.ORG
   Name Server: SEC1.RCODE0.NET
   Name Server: SEC2.RCODE0.NET
   DNSSEC: signedDelegation
   DNSSEC DS Data: 28432 8 2 04818F6967F5AFB2AB7609B00FA66B5C51764CD53B3FA5E23E43CB51AD71698C
   URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2017-07-31T21:39:47Z <<<
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Re: Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

Postby TonyT » 2017-08-02 12:04

I'm running Testing and a newest upgrade of whois shows all info. The above was done using previous version. This is latest version:

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tonyt@d830:~$ whois -H debian.net
   Domain Name: DEBIAN.NET
   Registry Domain ID: 2024927_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
   Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.gandi.net
   Registrar URL: http://www.gandi.net
   Updated Date: 2017-03-30T01:14:20Z
   Creation Date: 1998-05-01T04:00:00Z
   Registry Expiry Date: 2018-04-30T04:00:00Z
   Registrar: Gandi SAS
   Registrar IANA ID: 81
   Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@support.gandi.net
   Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.170377661
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
   Name Server: DNSNODE.DEBIAN.ORG
   Name Server: SEC1.RCODE0.NET
   Name Server: SEC2.RCODE0.NET
   DNSSEC: signedDelegation
   DNSSEC DS Data: 28432 8 2 04818F6967F5AFB2AB7609B00FA66B5C51764CD53B3FA5E23E43CB51AD71698C
   URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2017-08-02T12:53:55Z <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

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.

Domain Name: debian.net
Registry Domain ID: 2024927_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.gandi.net
Registrar URL: http://www.gandi.net
Updated Date: 2017-03-30T03:14:20Z
Creation Date: 1998-05-01T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-04-30T04:00:00Z
Registrar: GANDI SAS
Registrar IANA ID: 81
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@support.gandi.net
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.170377661
Reseller:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status:
Domain Status:
Domain Status:
Domain Status:
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: SPI Hostmaster
Registrant Organization: Software in the Public Interest, Inc. - Debian Project
Registrant Street: P.O. Box 501248
Registrant City: Indianapolis
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code: 46250-6248
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +49.6619012303
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: hostmaster@spi-inc.org
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: SPI Hostmaster
Admin Organization: Software in the Public Interest, Inc. - Debian Project
Admin Street: P.O. Box 501248
Admin City: Indianapolis
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code: 46250-6248
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +49.6619012303
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: hostmaster@spi-inc.org
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Debian Hostmaster
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: P.O. Box 501248
Tech City: Indianapolis
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code: 46250-6248
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +43.6505121024
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: hostmaster@debian.org
Name Server: SEC1.RCODE0.NET
Name Server: SEC2.RCODE0.NET
Name Server: DNSNODE.DEBIAN.ORG
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:
DNSSEC: signedDelegation
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-08-02T12:54:02Z <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit
https://www.icann.org/epp

Reseller Email:
Reseller URL:
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Re: Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-08-02 12:19

Please use code boxes for all of these "who is outputs" (all those links make it look like spam) And it is hard to read the "code". I see the OP did edit the one with links to
another site, if the OP just used code boxes, this would not be a problem
Example:
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OpenBSD 6.1                      July 16, 2016                     OpenBSD 6.1
$ whois debian.org
Domain Name: DEBIAN.ORG
Registry Domain ID: D4227449-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL: http://www.gandi.net
Updated Date: 2017-04-10T08:37:51Z
Creation Date: 1999-03-10T05:00:00Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2018-03-10T05:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date:
Registrar: Gandi SAS
Registrar IANA ID: 81
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Reseller:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: C140274385-LROR
Registrant Name: SPI Hostmaster
Registrant Organization: Software in the Public Interest, Inc. - Debian Project
Registrant Street: P.O. Box 501248
Registrant City: Indianapolis
Registrant State/Province: IN
Registrant Postal Code: 46250-6248
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +49.6619012303
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: hostmaster@spi-inc.org
Registry Admin ID: C140274385-LROR
Admin Name: SPI Hostmaster
Admin Organization: Software in the Public Interest, Inc. - Debian Project
Admin Street: P.O. Box 501248
Admin City: Indianapolis
Admin State/Province: IN
Admin Postal Code: 46250-6248
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +49.6619012303
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: hostmaster@spi-inc.org
Registry Tech ID: C140274387-LROR
Tech Name: Debian Hostmaster
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: P.O. Box 501248
Tech City: Indianapolis
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code: 46250-6248
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +43.6505121024
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: hostmaster@debian.org
Name Server: SEC1.RCODE0.NET
Name Server: SEC2.RCODE0.NET
Name Server: DNSNODE.DEBIAN.ORG
DNSSEC: signedDelegation
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-08-02T13:04:10Z <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

Access to Public Interest Registry WHOIS information is provided to assist persons in determining the contents of a domain name registration record in the Public Interest Registry registry database. The data in this record is provided by Public Interest Registry for informational purposes only, and Public Interest Registry does not guarantee its accuracy. This service is intended only for query-based access. You agree that you will use this data only for lawful purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to: (a) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission by e-mail, telephone, or facsimile of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations to entities other than the data recipient's own existing customers; or (b) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that send queries or data to the systems of Registry Operator, a Registrar, or Afilias except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or modify existing registrations. All rights reserved. Public Interest Registry reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting this query, you agree to abide by this policy.
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Re: Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

Postby dasein » 2017-08-02 16:35

The response returned by a "whois" query is registrar-specific, and always had been (at least as long as multiple registrars have existed).
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Re: Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

Postby pcalvert » 2017-08-12 04:03

I'm seeing the same behavior, so something definitely has changed. I confirmed it by checking a domain name that I have checked multiple times in the past.

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Re: Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

Postby kedaha » 2017-08-12 06:25

If this is the case, I think it's just as well; whenever the change happened I don't know but I, for one, was getting spam sent to my domain mail servers addressed to me personally. Some domain providers, at a price, offer to shield personal contact details, but why should one have to pay to avoid spam?
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Re: Why doesn't whois return domain contact info anymore?

Postby None1975 » 2017-08-12 13:07

dwasifark wrote:Lately I notice that a whois from commandline only returns registrar and DNS server information, and no longer includes any of the domain contacts. Is it just me, or is it like that for everyone? I've read the man page and tried a few possible commandline options, but most of them tend to spit out RIPE error.

For me, whois display info perfect
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whois -H debian.net
   Domain Name: DEBIAN.NET
   Registry Domain ID: 2024927_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
   Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.gandi.net
   Registrar URL: http://www.gandi.net
   Updated Date: 2017-03-30T01:14:20Z
   Creation Date: 1998-05-01T04:00:00Z
   Registry Expiry Date: 2018-04-30T04:00:00Z
   Registrar: Gandi SAS
   Registrar IANA ID: 81
   Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@support.gandi.net
   Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.170377661
   Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
   Name Server: DNSNODE.DEBIAN.ORG
   Name Server: SEC1.RCODE0.NET
   Name Server: SEC2.RCODE0.NET
   DNSSEC: signedDelegation
   DNSSEC DS Data: 28432 8 2 04818F6967F5AFB2AB7609B00FA66B5C51764CD53B3FA5E23E43CB51AD71698C
   URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2017-08-12T13:53:42Z <<<
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