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Different whois services give different results

Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion started by whenpillarsfall, Jan 30, 2019.

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  1. whenpillarsfall

    whenpillarsfall Top Member VIP

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    There's a domain I'm interested in. Depending which whois service I use, I get different data:

    ICANN
    Updated Date: 2018-07-12
    Created Date: 2018-05-12
    Registry Expiry Date: 2019-05-12

    Whois.net
    Updated Date: 2018-01-30
    Creation Date: 2007-02-13
    Registry Expiry Date: 2019-02-13

    Godaddy / Namecheap
    Updated Date: 2019-01-29
    Creation Date: 2007-02-13
    Registry Expiry Date: 2020-02-13

    What causes this?

    Godaddy seems to have the latest data, but the others claim they do too. I assume ICANN is including the three month grace period, hence the disparity?

    It's kinda all over the place.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019
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  2. Jurgen Wolf

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  3. whenpillarsfall

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  4. Domainbroker282828

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    If am to chose I will go with godaddy and namecheap they are more authority than whois.net but where icann gets their data is what I don't know.
     
  5. wizard

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    Some of these whois services data is slow best to choose the one listed above...
     
  6. Jurgen Wolf

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    Parent .com WHOIS is powered by Verisign.
    All others don't have any value.

    If the domain is registered at GoDaddy - then Yes, you may check it on their website to retrieve Registrant details from GoDaddy local DB.

    And on Linux - just whois example.tld in terminal.
    The direct and shortest way.
     
  7. RockBros

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    Hmm?

    I have all .coms registered at namecheap and dynadot, with privacy off but the verisign whois link only displays the following results, but NO Registrant, Admin, or Tech contact info, which I do see at https://www.namecheap.com/domains/whois/results.aspx and https://www.dynadot.com/domain/whois.html

    Domain Name:
    Registry Domain ID:
    Registrar WHOIS Server:
    Registrar URL:
    Updated Date:
    Creation Date:
    Registry Expiry Date:
    Registrar:
    Registrar
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
    Name Server:
    Name Server:
    DNSSEC: unsigned
    URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
    >>> Last update of whois database: 2019-02-07T20:07:55Z <<<

    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....
     
  8. Jurgen Wolf

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    Because Verisign doesn't store any private data, they manage Parent WHOIS.
    Contact data is recorded by Registrars in their Local WHOIS DB.
     
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  9. RockBros

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    What about with Privacy turned off?
     
  10. Jurgen Wolf

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    Privacy is managed at Registrar level.
    It has no any relations to Verisign (Root level).
     
  11. RockBros

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    My bad, that’s what I meant...Even with privacy turned off, at registrar, Verisign won’t display contact info?
     
  12. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, Verisign WHOIS is responsible ONLY for DATES/STATUSES/Registrar fields...
    Reg/Admin/Tech/Billing details are managed by Registrar.
     
  13. RockBros

    RockBros Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks!
    Is there a “go to” Whois that displays Reg/Admin/Tech/Billing details, managed by registrars or you just have to visit each individual registrar Whois, where a domain is registered, to view?
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
  14. Jurgen Wolf

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    I already answered above:
    It shows both Parent (Verisign) and Registrar WHOISes.

    OR visit registrar where a domain is registered.
     
  15. RockBros

    RockBros Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Again, my bad...But I don’t quite understand the “in terminal” example.
     
  16. Jurgen Wolf

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    It means a lookup using command line on Linux (whois package must be installed).

    Video (not mine):

     
  17. RockBros

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    Thanks, I appreciate you taking the time to explain and post that video. I’ll have to stick with visiting registrar, where a domain is registered, for now. 😔
     
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