Did a whois today on Facebook (because it was unreachable) and noticed strange things coming up. Any idea what this is all about?

(Ignore the brush marks, hiding the stuff that was behind)

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Yep, spammers are even targeting WHOIS records.

Your whois for domain.com is being treated as actually being a search for *domain.com*. Entirely harmless, if a little scary the first time you run across it.


The beyondWhois search seems to pull that up, but a regular Whois.net search pulls up the correct information.

  • I am just doing this from command line on my computer. Does that mean that there is something going on with my isp or dns?
    – Louis W
    Commented Aug 26, 2009 at 22:15
  • No, it's nothing wrong with you, your ISP, your DNS, or anything else. It's harmless.
    – ceejayoz
    Commented Aug 26, 2009 at 22:15

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