whois microsoft.com?
October 22, 2000 7:34 PM   Subscribe

whois microsoft.com? You might be surprised. or maybe not.
posted by quonsar (5 comments total)
 
This will be fixed soon, I'm sure. In the interests of spreading the humour:
MICROSOFT.COM.IS.SECRETLY.RUN.BY.ILLUMINATI.TERRORISTS.NET
MICROSOFT.COM

To single out one record, look it up with "xxx", where xxx is one of the
of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up
with "=xxx" to receive a full display for each record.

>>> Last update of whois database: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 10:04:50 EDT <<<
posted by cCranium at 5:55 AM on October 23, 2000


And, even more interesting, the whois info for MICROSOFT.COM.IS.SECRETLY.RUN.BY.ILLUMINATI.TERRORISTS.NET:

Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.IS.SECRETLY.RUN.BY.ILLUMINATI.TERRORISTS.NET
IP Address: 170.1.75.143
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com


>>> Last update of whois database: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 10:04:50 EDT <<<
(emphasis mine)

posted by cCranium at 6:01 AM on October 23, 2000


The registrar isn't the owner. Check the whois for my domain, indecisions.org. It'll tell you the registrar is Dotster.

That's what happens when you do a WHOIS check on a registrar other than the one the domain was registered with. If you do the check on the appropriate registrar, it'll show you the owner's info.

P.S. -- This new spell check feature tells me "whois" should be "whorish."
posted by CrayDrygu at 8:14 AM on October 23, 2000


Oh yeah. Duh. Sorry, precaffeine posts, wasn't putting "registrar" in the proper context.

I was thinking "The entity who registered" not "the entity that handled the registration"

My bad.

(at least I got a chuckle out of it though.)
posted by cCranium at 9:41 AM on October 23, 2000


It's a host record for the domain terrorists.net. They also had an editorial comment on Apple done in the same fashion; apparently, they approve of the fruity company.
posted by kindall at 3:36 PM on October 23, 2000


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