[Operators] Secure Communications Week

Norman Rasmussen norman at rasmussen.co.za
Fri Aug 15 14:34:03 CDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>wrote:

> Norman Rasmussen wrote:
>> Some (like the .za domain) offer a www based whois service that can often
>> be scraped for results.  (In fact the .za one outputs so little html that
>> you can use it via curl easily - I have a patch for debian's whois to do the
>> direct http call, but it's never been accepted)
> StartCom does not consider screen-scraped websites to be as reliable or
> trustworthy as native whois services, perhaps because it depends on having
> an official whois service that is registered with the IANA Root Zone
> Database:

yea, in fact the www based service is for .co.za not for .za.  AFAIK there
is no whois server for .za :-(

- Norman Rasmussen
- Email: norman at rasmussen.co.za
- Home page: http://norman.rasmussen.co.za/
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