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Revised VeriSign .com Registry Agreement: Appendix O

Posted: 16 April 2001


Whois Specification - Public Whois

VeriSign Global Registry Services (VeriSign GRS) Whois service is the authoritative Whois service for all second-level Internet domain names registered in the.com top-level domain and for all hosts registered using these names. This service is available to anyone. It is available via port 43 access and via links at the VeriSign GRS web site. It is updated daily.

To use Registry Whois via port 43 enter the applicable parameter on the command line as illustrated below:

  • For a domain name: whois "domain verisign.com"
  • For a registrar name: whois "registrar Network Solutions, Inc."
  • For a nameserver: whois "nameserver ns1.netsol.com" or whois "nameserver 198.41.3.39"

By default, Whois performs a very broad search, looking in all record types for matches to your query in these fields: domain name, nameserver name, nameserver IP address, and registrar names. Use keywords to narrow the search (for example, 'domain root'). Specify only part of the search string to perform a "partial" search on domain. Every domain starting with the string will be found. A trailing dot (or dots) after your text or the partial keyword indicates a partial search. For example, entering 'mack.' will find "Mack", "Mackall", "Mackay", and so on.

To use Registry Whois using the web interface:

  • Go to www.verisign-grs.com
  • Click on the appropriate button ("domain," "registrar" or "nameserver")
  • Enter the applicable parameter:
    • Domain name including the TLD (e.g., verisign-grs.com)
    • Full name of the registrar including punctuation, "Inc.", etc. (e.g., America Online, Inc.)
    • Full host name or the IP address (e.g., ns1.crsnic.net or 198.41.3.39)
  • Click on the "submit" button.

For all registered second-level domain names in .com, information as illustrated in the following example is displayed, where the entry parameter is the domain name (including the TLD):

Domain Name: VERISIGN-GRS.COM
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS1.CRSNIC.NET
Name Server: NS2.NSIREGISTRY.NET
Updated Date: 27-mar-2001

>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 08:39:18 EDT <<<

For all ICANN-accredited registrars who are authorized to register .com second-level domain names through VeriSign GRS, information as illustrated in the following example is displayed, where the entry parameter is the full name of the registrar (including punctuation, "Inc.", etc.):

Registrar Name: AMERICA ONLINE, INC. DBA AOL AND/OR COMPUSERVE-AOL
Address: 22000 AOL Way, Dulles, VA 20166, US
Phone Number: 703 265 5037
Email: registrar-agent@registrar.aol.com
Whois Server: whois.compuserve.com
Referral URL: domain.compuserve.com
Admin Contact: Juan C Perez
Phone Number: 703 265 0918
Email: webperez@aol.com
Admin Contact: Ryan M Morrow
Phone Number: 703 265 0910
Email: ryan@aol.net
Billing Contact: Mara A Perrone
Phone Number: 703-265-1337
Email: perronem@aol.com
Technical Contact: Juan C Perez
Phone Number: 703 265 0918
Email: webperez@aol.com
Technical Contact: Ryan M Morrow
Phone Number: 703 265 0910
Email: ryan@aol.net

>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 08:39:18 EDT <<<

For all hosts registered using second-level domain names in.com, information as illustrated in the following example is displayed, where the entry parameter is either the full host name or the IP address:

Server Name: NS1.CRSNIC.NET
IP Address: 198.41.3.39
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com

>>> Last update of whois database: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 08:39:18 EDT


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