google verisign registry entry hacked?

Discussion in 'Community' started by tpjunkie, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

    tpjunkie

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    NYC
    #1
    So, out of sheer boredom, I was typing random addresses into the terminal using the whois command, and learned among other things that my college's domain name lease expires in may (wonder if it'd be worth snatching it up and offering it back to the school for free tuition?)...then when i tried google.com, i got this rather interesting listing:

    [Jeffrey-Shrensels-Computer:~] jeffreys% whois google.com

    Whois Server Version 1.3

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

    GOOGLE.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM
    GOOGLE.COM.HAS.LESS.FREE.PORN.IN.ITS.SEARCH.ENGINE.THAN.SECZY.COM
    GOOGLE.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: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 18:10:59 EDT <<<

    Did someone hack the database listing or something? its kind of funny

    EDIT- Wow, try "whois microsoft.com" I can't post most of that one on this forum due to the vulgarity in it :eek: :p
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    London, England
    #2
    When you whois a domain name it returns any domain with the domain name u specified in it, including sub domains. So your first result is actually nothing more than a sub domain of GULLI.COM.
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    Location:
    sunny los angeles
    #3
    um i did a whois search on the microsoft.com and google.com domains using networksolutions.com and the Network Utility app in OS X and they're clean...
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    Location:
    1 Block away from NYC.
    #4
    If you use that in your terminal you get slightly different results.
     

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