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strange answer?
turbo

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 887 posted 10:06 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Anyone got an explanation for the strange thing described below?
Why do I get an answer for mircosoft.com (notice the misspelling) but without an IP-address?
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When trying to resolve this in DOS, below:
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C:\>nslookup mircosoft.com
Server: ns.doesntmatter.tld
Address: 123.123.123.123

Name: mircosoft.com

C:\>
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Trying to resolve the same name on a machine running SunOS.
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[2002-12-19 23:02:51] shell01:public_html> nslookup mircosoft.com
Server: ns.doesntmatter.tld
Address: 123.123.123.123

*** ns.doesntmatter.tld can't find mircosoft.com: Non-existent host/domain
[2002-12-19 23:02:56] shell01:public_html> uname
SunOS
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/ just curios

 

lazerzubb

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 887 posted 10:14 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

[EDIT] missed the part with mirco[/EDIT]

I can't reach it either.

bird

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 887 posted 10:33 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

$> [b]nslookup[/b]
Default Server: www-proxy.M1.srv.t-online.de
Address: 212.185.252.201

> [b]set type=any[/b]
> [b]mircosoft.com[/b]
Server: www-proxy.M1.srv.t-online.de
Address: 212.185.252.201

Non-authoritative answer:
mircosoft.com nameserver = dns5.cp.msft.net
mircosoft.com nameserver = dns4.cp.msft.net

Authoritative answers can be found from:
mircosoft.com nameserver = dns4.cp.msft.net
mircosoft.com nameserver = dns5.cp.msft.net

That's because the domain exists in the DNS system, but the host "mircosoft.com" doesn't have an individual A record. In fact, there don't seem to be any records at all. Obviously, the sole purpose of the registration is to prevent other people from registering that misspelling.

littleman

WebmasterWorld Senior Member littleman us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 887 posted 10:43 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Want to have some dns fun? Do a "whois microsoft.com". The multi level domains are quite funny.
Here is a sample:
Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.WILL.LIVE.FOREVER.BECOUSE.UNIXSUCKS.COM
IP Address: 185.3.4.7
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http*://www.enom.com

Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.WILL.CRASH.IN.6MN.ORG
IP Address: 62.4.22.195
Registrar: GANDI
Whois Server: whois.gandi.net
Referral URL: http*://www.gandi.net

It gets much worse.

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