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The Return of Google's WHOIS OneBox  (View post)

MTO [PersonRank 1]

Saturday, April 19, 2008
11 years ago5,100 views

Not working for me.
Maybe they are beta testing it on some users?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Oh, dear.

"Security : Anonymous user may be too resource intensive.
You have reached your daily lookup limit as an guest user. Please login or register."

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Only for English interface, with generic domains (.com, .net, .org, .mobi) and some local domains (.jp, .cn, .co.uk, .it, etc)
Héhé, do you realize Tony? There is only a small link in Matt's article, and we spotted it both :) [I just published my article about that on Zorgloob too].

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Héhé, Ionut got it too :) /// Weird warning message by the way

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

And Haochi says he is writing about that too (!)
I think Tony's suggestion on Ionut's blog wasn't so odd after all.

Bobby [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Yep, no longer working...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's working for me at the moment. This would be much more useful if it would directly show the name or company of the domain owner, though, at the moment you need to click through to the somewhat cluttered domaintools.com site (maybe Google avoids listing the name due to privacy issues, or screenscraping of their results?).

I wonder if phrases like [who does example.com belong to] or [example.com owner] should also work, or if it's best to restrict this to just a single syntax using "whois"....

John Rawls [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Let's not forget that Google is an accredited domain registrar...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

More new things! (at least for me)
When I search something using quotes, and zero results, it shows results removing the quotes:


img182.imageshack.us/img182/65 ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(forgot to remove my mail address – spam is well received!)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Zim
That's about a month old.

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I suggest google shows us few data from whois instead of showing us link url....

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Not working for .cc, .tv & .ms domain as of now
might not work for many other TLDs

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Not working for my domain, stordoff.co.uk even though it exists in the domaintools database

Elvis [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I've tried .com and .co.uk and it is not working for me.

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Art-One [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Does work for the domains Tom says but not for .be domain e.g. ...
Strange can't be so difficult I think...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Haochi: is the first time I see this behavior. And I can't see whois results now (logged in, from Argentina, using english interface).

asloetre [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Zim:
Quote: "(forgot to remove my mail address – spam is well received!)"

Here's a tip: use this style:
userstyles.org/styles/1513 = 'Google – Hide Username'

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

"Somewhat ironically, it doesn’t actually tell you to whom the domain belongs though"

As a registrar of domians, Google needs to only show if the domain is avaiable and the MX record set. Who owns the domain is a privacy law thing , ICANN is working towards that issue. Link to Draft whois procedures below

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Oliver Taco [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Hmmm, works for me. Except that my site doesn't rank for the name of my site. Which bites. Sure, sure, there are probably a dozen people a year gonna type this in, but still.

So I wrote a blog post about the issue to see what happens and if I can rank for my own domain in the whois search.

-OT

Link to article: promote-my-site.com/index.php/ ...

Oliver Taco [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Ok, that was fast and fun – it worked within an hour or two – google whois for my own domain now returns that domain.

Neat.

-OT

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

domaintools.com in some cases has started denying access to the data. Maybe that is why this feature seems hit and miss?

Ben Hovinga [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

The firefox quick search is much better

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Seems domaintools has paid links passing PR!!! Sorry for the spam but I just post more about this at:
beussery.com/blog/index.php/20 ...

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