System Announcements

24 July 2017 - WHOIS changes

From 24 July 2017 we will be retiring the ability to do a nameserver query without specifying "nameserver".
The following format of query will no longer work and will be treated as a syntax error:
whois -h "[nameserver name]"
The correct format of query which is currently available and in production should be used instead:
whois -h "nameserver [nameserver name]"
This is mandated by ICANN Registry Agreement Changes in Specification 4 Section 1.7.1.
Registrars should ensure that any system using nameserver queries is using the correct syntax of query.
If you have any questions, please contact us on +44.1865332233 or

Date Announced: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 14:10