Has any one tried a whois of microsoft.com lately?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by funkychunkz, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

    funkychunkz

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    Go on and try it. I swear I didn't do this, nor have intension to do something like this.

    It's pretty funny, you'd think that SOMEONE at MS would notice. :rolleyes:
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    you mean this ?


    whois microsoft.com


    This is not a hoax--this is the actual result from the command whois microsoft.com. For those not familiar, the whois tool looks up domain names in the central InterNIC registry database and prints the results. How was this done? Its rather simple--whois doesn't only list domain names, it also lists name server records. Various people created name server records for their domains with a funny message about Microsoft in the host name of their name servers. These are probably not real hosts, but they do appear in these database queries. These lists change all the time, so here is a snapshot of how things looked in the summer of 2001.


    bender: {/export/home/slacker} % whois microsoft.com

    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.

    MICROSOFT.COM.Z---HELLO-FROM-SIBERIA---I.Z3S.COM
    MICROSOFT.COM.WONT.ADMIT.THAT.THEIR.SOFTWARE.BELONGS.IN.SEWAGEPIPES.COM
    MICROSOFT.COM.WILL.NEVER.SATISFY.A.TRUE.TELNETJUNKIE.COM
    MICROSOFT.COM.WILL.NEVER.RUN.PUREDATA.NET
    MICROSOFT.COM.WILL.LIVE.FOREVER.BUT.LUNIX.SUCKS-

    and so on and on :D
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    And what do you think they'd do about it? All of the results (bar microsoft.com itself) are nothing more than subdomains off of other domains that have nothing to do with MS.
     
  4. funkychunkz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    funkychunkz

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    Although they have nothing to do with microsoft, this is similar to being openly mocked. One would expect to whois microsoft.com and find some relevant information about them, perhaps some contact info.

    You'd think that they could do something to avoid the public display of this image. It's like phishing. Say I was trying to mislead people to pay funds for ebay transactions to me. I would mirror information, and register a similar domain name that people would misread a ebay.com. I would spam people asking them to try "shopping" at my site, and put in a link to http://www.ebay.com (My would-be domain). They would pay money for pretend items, but this is ok because I put down in the legal or terms of service section that I held no promise that they would actually receive product for their money.

    Should this be legal because they should have known? Does any normal person actually read every detail? All 120 pages?
     
  5. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Oh Alla's just pissed becuase she messed up so bad on that last Microsoft task on the Apprentice.

    Which made me lugh that they were editing a video for Microsoft on a Mac. :p
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 601

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    You mean like this? Just use a whois client that queries a direct domain, not one who searches for anything like it.

    Code:
    Registrant:
     Microsoft Corporation
     One Microsoft Way
     Redmond, WA 98052
     US
    
     Domain name: MICROSOFT.COM
    
     Administrative Contact:
        Administrator, Domain  domains@microsoft.com
        One Microsoft Way
        Redmond, WA 98052
        US
        +1.4258828080
     Technical Contact:
        Hostmaster, MSN  msnhst@microsoft.com
        One Microsoft Way
        Redmond, WA 98052
        US
        +1.4258828080
    
    
     Registration Service Provider:
        DBMS VeriSign, dbms-support@verisign.com
        800-579-2848 x4
        Please contact DBMS VeriSign for domain updates, DNS/Nameserver
        changes, and general domain support questions.
    
    
     Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
     Record last updated on 27-Jan-2005.
     Record expires on 03-May-2014.
     Record created on 02-May-1991.
    
     Domain servers in listed order:
        NS5.MSFT.NET   207.46.138.20
        NS3.MSFT.NET   213.199.144.151
        NS2.MSFT.NET   64.4.25.30
        NS4.MSFT.NET   207.46.66.75
        NS1.MSFT.NET   207.46.245.230
    
     
  7. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Here's my favorite

    MICROSOFT.COM.CAN.GO.****.ITSELF.AT.SECZY.COM
     
  8. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    Too bad I ger the real information when I do a whois on linux.. I didn't get the see the nify list.

    ..and 1 infinite loop is a much better address than one microsoft way.
     

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