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Thread: Odd problem

  1. #1
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    Odd problem

    I am trying to register a domain for a customer. When I did so it said it was taken but if I search the Whois database it says it is available. If I search at GoDaddy or Dotster it says it is unavailable.

    Anyone have any idea of what is going on?

    Thanks,
    Andrew

  2. #2

    Common

    Some whois's aren't updated as quickly or frequently as others. I find this particularly a problem with Stargate.

  3. #3
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    also, if a domain name is on hold, some domain registration companies, will initially show the domain as available, whilst others show it as unavailable.

  4. #4
    This has nothing to do with the registrars whois. Some registrars query the registry for availabilty and others query the internic. The internics whois is generally 24-72 hours behind the registry. Registry look ups are real-time, no delays.

  5. #5
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    Just try again ever couple of hours - and wish for the best

  6. #6
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    Was the domain availabe or no?

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