I have a domain, friedo.com. Some people can see www.friedo.com, and others can’t. It seems that some people’s nameservers were still pointing at an obsolete address for it (126.96.36.199) when it should be pointing at 188.8.131.52. I couldn’t figure out exactly why this is happening. For example, if I do an nslookup, it seems correct.
bash-2.02$ nslookup Default Server: localhost Address: 127.0.0.1 > friedo.com Server: localhost Address: 127.0.0.1 Non-authoritative answer: Name: friedo.com Address: 184.108.40.206 > www.friedo.com Server: localhost Address: 127.0.0.1 Name: www.friedo.com Address: 220.127.116.11
And yet, some people reported it still pointing to the old address (which, btw, results in a connection refused error because that address is in a building that doesn’t exist anymore. )
On a whim, I tried a WHOIS, and look what I found.
bash-2.02$ whois friedo.com (snip) Domain Name: FRIEDO.COM Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.register.com Referral URL: www.register.com Name Server: NS5.1HOURHOSTING.COM Name Server: NS6.1HOURHOSTING.COM Updated Date: 11-jan-2001 bash-2.02$ whois www.friedo.com (snip) Server Name: WWW.FRIEDO.COM **IP Address: 18.104.22.168** Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.register.com Referral URL: www.register.com
Now it appears some nameservers are getting this info from the WHOIS entry, and some are getting it from the nameserver (like they should.) So, at long last, the question:
How the HELL do I change this entry in the WHOIS database? My domain is registered with register.com, and I cannot figure it out. (Near as I can tell, this entry shouldn’t even BE in the WHOIS database.)
Thanks for you help.