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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 <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
> <URL:http://www.domain-registry.nl/sidn_english/flat/Home/Why_is_it_that_since_29_January_I_can_run_only_15_data_queries_a_day_on_the_Whois_/index.html>
> 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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