May11th2009

WHOIS for a good laugh!

I was talking with the other expat tech in the office today and thought to myself, “Who is the domain registrar for google?” Thinking to myself it is probably network solutions (the ONLY place BTW to register .cn domain names if you want even a modicum of control over them).

Well I fired up a new tab in my always open terminal and hilarity ensued. I could not work it out. I thought at first that maybe this text response that I got was to stop the registrar being hassled with google problems.

No.

Turns out that the OSX whois command likes to do a bit of regular expression matching on my behalf.

Try it yourself….

Terminal > Whois google.com > Enter > Laugh