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Re: domain tracking

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 05:12:04PM -0500,
 Rod Rodolico <stargazer@dailydata.net> wrote 
 a message of 93 lines which said:

> I have a totally junk perl script that does it. 

How does it work? If it just queries the DNS, it is useless for .com
or .net where the DNS is refreshed only twice a day. So, a domain can
be free for twelve hours (and therefore easily taken by someone else)
before you detect it.

.com/.net registrars can provide such a service because they can query
the database with RRP (RFC 2832). But the ordinary user cannot.

Do note also there is no general solution (a solution for all the
domains). In ".nl", you have the Is service which is made exactly for
that reason
but there is no standard service, each registry provides one.

See also the new Waiting List Service by Verisign which may render all
of this irrelevant for .com/.net.

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