Re: domain tracking
No, it uses whois. works ok for .com, .net and .org. Tries to find and parse the expiration
date in the info returned.
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 05:12:04PM -0500,
> Rod Rodolico <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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