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Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by seemly, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. seemly

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    I'm getting "419 Page expired" errors all over the place – from login to search to bulk whois.
    Is it just me?
    Seems to coincide with the introduction of the cookies notice
     
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  4. seemly

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    I was in the process of getting Ezoic added to the site, but as it's messing around with stuff like this, I've turned it off.

    It should be working now.
     
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    Latest Update: Whois functionality removed.

    I've been made aware that the whois functionality on the site was broken. I took a look, and I wasn't able to fix it easily.
    I've got other projects I'd much rather spend my time on, so all whois functionality has been removed.

    It's also unlikely to be fixed, as this project just isn't worth my time anymore.

    Sorry for any inconvenience!
     
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    Nominet changed the whois IP. If you were using that it's now 213.248.242.79
     
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    This IP change broke a few public systems and annoyingly it wasn't even mentioned in the maintenance details
     
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    The code snippet I have in place was bastardised from seemly.co.uk, which was written many moons ago using sockets and using the Whois2 service.

    Socket connections are not an area of expertise for me, and I'm not interested in spending my time troubleshooting something that gives me no useful error logs, I didn't break, and I don't even use.

    Sorry to those of you who previously used the functionality on my site!
     
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    Shame, It was a very good tool, I were using it in daily basis for the past year, I have sold a few of HR domains using this tool, you may try to charge a small monthly/yearly fee for the tool, I think it worth the money.
     
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    As an update to the bulk whois, I have been in touch with Nominet, as I can only think that they have blocked my account for some reason.

    I do have a throttle on whois requests that should average out to 5 requests per second per IP (I know nominet says per user, but that would take some additional development).

    I don't even use the bulk whois functionality on my site, so if it does get reinstated, can you all please be respectful of the Nominet policies...
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much about it, they're going to be using RDAP going forward anyway. May be easier to plug into that?

    Are you using searchable WHOIS API?
     
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    Currently RDAP has no per user/account limits, just max 6 queries per 3 second
     
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    Any signs of that changing in future?

    I'm sure it will, but that seems like a pretty fair usage policy already.
     
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    Searchable WHOIS is £400 plus VAT per year.
    Yes, most likely it will align with the gTLD policy in September.
    But your clients can do the rdap query themselves, so it's for them to worry about.
    See this rdap implementation – it's all done client-side in javascript
     
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    Sorry, I'd need to pay £400 p/a for access to searchable WHOIS to use RDAP?

    I don't mind spending some time getting the bulk whois working again, but I don't want to pay £400 for a service I don't personally use, and I have no way to profit from.

    I understand the odd 1 or 2 of you may be willing to pay a few £'s a month, but that won't cover the cost.
     
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    No, they are completely different services. RDAP is free and open to anyone
     
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    Ahh, awesome. Thanks, Ciprian!

    I'll take a look at migrating over to that RDAP at some point then, get the bulk functionality working again.
     
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    Searchable WHOIS would probably have been your best option prior to RDAP. But now, I would say RDAP is probably a really good way to integrate a sort of WHOIS feature.
     
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    Latest Update: Bulk Whois Fixed

    Bulk whois functionality has now been fixed and is hopefully stable.
    If you experience any issues, please let me know.
     
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    Latest Update: Bulk Whois Request Limit Throttle Removed

    I recently tried using the bulk whois myself with a list of around 200 domains, and I noticed that after some time, it would hit a request limit throttle (120 requests per 60 seconds). This was previously in place due to Nominet whois2 limitations.

    The previous change I made was to replace whois2 with RDAP, where these limitations don't seem to apply, so I've just removed the throttle.

    After doing this, I could bulk whois 200 domains just fine.
     
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