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Web base whois search cabability / plugin? #206

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yangsec888 opened this Issue · 1 comment

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@yangsec888

I'm working on an Internet surveillance project for a large co in the US. I notice that certain TLDs such as .fm did not have the traditional whois server implemented. Instead, it provides web base whois query functionality only:

$ ruby-whois google.fm
This TLD has no WHOIS server, but you can access the WHOIS database at `http://dot.fm/whois.html'

It would be desirable to build a web base client/plugin in order to automate the submition and retrieval the whois query result. I'm thinking of build it up by using the 'net/http' gem. Could you provide some pointers in this direction? Thank you.

@weppos
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Scraping web based whois is most of the time forbidden by the registries, that's the reason why I decided to not support this kind of handlers in the core library.

I think you're waling towards a very hard path. Registries normally implements a lot of human detection systems such as captcha protection in order to prevent automatic submissions.

I'm closing this ticket.
Please feel free to continue the discussion at the mailing list.
groups.google.com/group/ruby-whois

-- Simone

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