After several late nights playing around with bits of code, I now have a working script, however..... It's programmed only to query whois.nic.uk - and it's doing it at a rate of 600 per minute.. I know.... I know. For the time being I'm running it from the Command Line on my home PC (WinXP) and I obviously need to get it to query dac.nic.uk sooner rather than later. Does anyone want to be festive and help me out abit?