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  1. XO

    XO bee a honey

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    Anyone familiar with this service?

    I'm trying to figure out how they're able to keep an updated whois database when there's almost 100 million domains out there :x:
     
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    automated spiders.
     
  3. XO

    XO bee a honey

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    registrar whois servers limit the amount of queries

    godaddy has something like 1.5 million domains - can't query that many every day, it would be hard to do that weekly.

    if they blocked ip's after 100 queries for one hour, napkin math says you'd need about 650 servers/ip's assuming they don't notice that someone is querying 1.5 million of their domains every day
     
  4. XO

    XO bee a honey

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    total domains: 109,207,930
     
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    XO bee a honey

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    the main thing that i can't seem to wrap my head around, is how would they notice a minor registrant contact change on an obscure domain with out checking it every day, which seems impossible

    they don't use spiders because the registries publish daily reports on all registrations
     
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    XO bee a honey

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    they don't, maybe for the top couple of registrars but their service is not based around this
     
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    XO bee a honey

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    probably the wrong attitude to take here, but don't waste time replying if you have no experience with this stuff

    just looking for others who might be aware of something that i'm not
     
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    :roflwtf:
     
  9. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    yeah that is the wrong attitude to take here

    and btw

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    XO bee a honey

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    they don't have contracts with every registrar (there's TONS) and they can't query whois in bulk

    any other ideas?

    i guess i'm going to run some tests for a few weeks to try and figure it out
     
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    XO bee a honey

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    their service doesn't rely on contracts with registrars, is what i mean
     
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    So if you know everything then why are you asking a question?
     
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    you dont know this 100%
     
  14. nida

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    Only way that can be put.

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