Re: [NTISP] Command line WHOIS

Paul T Laudenslager ( (no email) )
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 15:50:13 -0500

Is there a way to determine when the InterNIC will release "onhold" domains?
Any way to make them do a particular domain any faster?

I've got a few domains that I've lost due to non-payment (I'm a poor man)
and there are others that I've been fortunate enough to re-register. Well,
it seems that awhile back I registered about 6 domains of which all were on
an "on hold" status and then one (and only one) fell back to public domain.
I went to register it but someone had snagged it that same day and put up a
banner saying it was "for sale". I was bummed.

Now the domain is back "onhold" again and I'm dying to get it back (and pay
for it this time) but I would like to know (or some kind of idea) what the
InterNIC's timelines are on releasing these domains back to the public. Why
did only one of the possible six get released? Some of the ones I've got
have been "on hold" for almost a year.

I'm afraid to ask the InterNIC due to the fact they might go ahead and
release the rest of 'em as well.


ps. I'm not a collector/reseller of domain names. I actually try and build
the names I register. Thanks for your time and consideration.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Woods <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 10:06 AM
Subject: [NTISP] Command line WHOIS

>Does anyone know of a command-line WHOIS utility for Windows NT? I need
>to monitor a domain in a batch file, so that once it goes off "Hold" I can
>auto-send an Email to register it myself. Thanks!
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