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Re: OFFTOPIC: very weird whois stuff going on

>>>>> "polly" == Pollywog  <croak@shadypond.com> writes:
    polly>  I am having problems with some whois queries today.  In
    polly> particular, I received a spam with the following header:
    polly> Received: from mail.hikari-intl.com ([]) by
    polly> sr06.imsbiz.com (8.8.8/8.8.8) with ESMTP id IAA15132;
    polly> I did a traceroute on that IP address and it appears that the
    polly> upstream providers are imsbiz.com and their upstream is
    polly> hkt.net.  Do a whois on hkt.net and it segfaults every time.
    polly> Has anyone else seen anything like this?  Is there a problem
    polly> with whois queries today? Even my own domain shows very old
    polly> information.

Whois queries seem to be okay over here. I am running woody though.

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

   Domain Name: HKT.NET
   Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
   Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com
   Name Server: NS1.HKT.NET
   Name Server: RS.HKT.NET
   Updated Date: 11-aug-2000

>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 21:20:09 EST <<<

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .ORG, .EDU domains and

Found InterNIC referral to whois.networksolutions.com.

Hong Kong Telecom (HKT2-DOM)
   29/F, Hongkong Telecom Tower, 979 King's
   Road, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay Hong Kong,
   Hong Kong, - -

   Domain Name: HKT.NET

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
      Yeung, William  (WY28)  domain@HKT.NET
      Hong Kong Telecom Ltd
      13/F HongKong Telecom CSL Tower, 322-324
      Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan.
      Hong Kong
      (852) 2883 6868 (FAX) (852) 2962 5005
   Billing Contact:
      Lau, Ivan  (IL1219)  billing@IMSBIZ.COM
      Cable & Wireless HKT Limited
      13/F Oxford House, 22 Westlands Road 
      Quarry Bay., HK.
      Hong Kong
      +852 2888 2010 (FAX) +852 2519 7233

   Record last updated on 11-Aug-2000.
   Record expires on 18-Aug-2001.
   Record created on 17-Aug-1995.
   Database last updated on 16-Nov-2000 16:54:28 EST.

   Domain servers in listed order:


Salman Ahmed
ssahmed AT pathcom DOT com

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