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Man writes to ICANN with Whois look-up

Kevin Murphy, April 7, 2011, 10:19:40 (UTC), Domain Policy

A second person has asked ICANN for “a list of all registered domains”, using the organization’s freedom of information policy.

Jorge Sabate made a Documentary Information Disclosure Policy filing (pdf) last December, published this week, in which he made the request. He added:

If you are unable to provide the whole information, i would like to know the dste [date] was created the domain name christiansmith.com

That’s right. Sabate’s method of doing a Whois look-up on a single domain name appears to involve asking ICANN for a database of all 200 million registered domain names.

He’s not the first person to use the DIDP to make such a strange request. One Barry Carter asked for the same list last September, and was similarly unsuccessful.

No such database exists, of course, so ICANN had to rebuff both men.

But to answer your question, Mr Sabate: christiansmith.com was originally registered November 13, 1998.

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Comments (2)

  1. Bob says:

    Domain Name: CHRISTIANSMITH.COM
    Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
    Name Server: NS41.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
    Name Server: NS42.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
    Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Status: clientRenewProhibited
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Updated Date: 03-nov-2007
    Creation Date: 13-nov-1998
    Expiration Date: 12-nov-2013

  2. Paul says:

    There’s no cure for stupid people

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