There can be a lot of "reserved" domain names. Companies reserve the domain name (that is pay for it but do not really use it) either to avoid someone else using it or like an investment (that is for selling it later).
I'm not sure whois return anything for such "reserved" domain name. -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.overbyte.be ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rob Ashburn" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "ICS support mailing" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 5:43 PM Subject: Re: [twsocket] DNSLookup > >A domain name can't be used if there is no DNS server delivering IP >> addresses for it. >> Of course it can exists on paper but it is of no use to access any >> service. > > Hi Fancois, > > I suspected as much. However, in this case, the existence of the domain on > paper is also important - the purpose of the program is to generate all > possible domain names based around a set of keywords, and then check to > see > if the domain has already been registered. The idea is to save me trying > out > dozens of permutations before I find a domain name that I like and that is > available. I guess the only way to be sure is to eliminate all the > unavailable domains and then do a whois on the remainder? > > Rob. > > -- > To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list > please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket > Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be