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10:06 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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

10:14 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

I can't reach it either.

10:33 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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$> [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.

10:43 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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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