Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

Ev writes about Google's new quicklink for whois. If you search for "whois [domain]" on Google you will get a link to a search on's Global Whois service for the domain name. I guess this is useful for people who won't touch a command line, but I don't think I'd ever use it. I will continue to open a terminal window and type "whois". That way I can continue to see whois spam too. ;-)

$ whois

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
for detailed information.



I was about to paste in the results of a 'whois', but you should probably do it yourself for the dramatic impact...

He he, the stuff is funny indeed. All whois does is return the records that contain the string you give, apparently some folks are found of "DNS spamming".

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