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Author Topic: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?  (Read 3474 times)

Carol Haynes

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Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:44:46 AM »
I have a client who has a TV domain name. The person responsible for the website has gone missing without leaving any details of where it is registered etc.

How do you look up .tv names?

I have tried the usual WHOIS sites but they either come up with nothing at all or just that the name is registered and no details!

The domain is thegeorge.tv

Anyone got and ideas?

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 11:54:37 AM »
.tv is a verisign company, if verisign doesn't show it then you won't find it elsewhere (unless some site or software knows a trick)

http://www.watch.tv/

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 01:21:01 PM »
Sam Spade to the rescue!

Spoiler
03/27/13 14:17:24 whois thegeorge.tv@whois.geektools.com

whois -h whois.geektools.com thegeorge.tv ...
GeekTools Whois Proxy v5.0.5 Ready.

Checking access for 71.172.111.22... ok.



Checking server [tvwhois.verisign-grs.com]



Checking server [whois.tucows.com]

Results:
Registrant:

 The George Inn

 Thoralby

 Leyburn, Yorkshire DL8 3SU

 GB



 Domain name: THEGEORGE.TV





 Administrative Contact:

    Bell, Colin  accounts@colinbell.net

    Blacklot House

    Hexham, Northumberland NE47 9UR

    GB

    +44.7808293363

 Technical Contact:

    Bell, Colin  accounts@colinbell.net

    Blacklot House

    Hexham, Northumberland NE47 9UR

    GB

    +44.7808293363





 Registration Service Provider:

    Fasthosts Internet Limited, domains@fasthosts.co.uk

    +44.8445830777

    +44.8708883760 (fax)

    http://www.Fasthosts.co.uk

    http://facebook.com/fasthostsinternet





 Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.

 Record last updated on 26-Aug-2012.

 Record expires on 25-Sep-2013.

 Record created on 25-Sep-2004.



 Registrar Domain Name Help Center:

    http://tucowsdomains.com



 Domain servers in listed order:

    NS1.LIVEDNS.CO.UK   

    NS3.LIVEDNS.CO.UK   

    NS2.LIVEDNS.CO.UK   





 Domain status: clientTransferProhibited

                clientUpdateProhibited



The Data in the Tucows Registrar WHOIS database is provided to you by Tucows

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Tucows makes this information available "as is," and does not guarantee its

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By submitting a WHOIS query, you agree that you will use this data only for

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a) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission by e-mail,

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Tucows reserves the right to terminate your access to the Tucows WHOIS

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 01:25:43 PM »
Sneaky  :P

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 01:33:25 PM »
Thanks that is really useful.

Interestingly the dns servers are not what I thought they were as another domain points to the same website and has different DNS servers.

Maybe there are two copies of the website out there on different servers ??

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 01:49:58 PM »
Thanks that is really useful.

That came pre-installed on my first computer, by my father. The day he gave it to me, he told me to learn HTML, and if I am ever in doubt as to the safety of a website, use that app to view it in its "Safe Browser", which only displays raw HTML of pages.

Very interesting tool to give a computer newbie. (yeah, I was set up to be a power user, from the start...and he wonders how did I ever get to be such a geek?)  :D

Interestingly the dns servers are not what I thought they were as another domain points to the same website and has different DNS servers.

Maybe there are two copies of the website out there on different servers ??

That, I couldn't tell you.  :huh:

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 01:59:59 PM »
Took a better look and it turns out that the only thing at thegeorge.tv is a frameset that loads the site located at maxgate.plus.com. There is your reason for the different DNS servers. The real website isn't at thegeorge.tv.

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 03:59:11 PM »
Thanks April.

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 04:24:37 PM »

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 06:15:52 PM »
Strangely the website is in a frameset on both domains and actually stored on a third domain!!!

How confusing - no wonder they don't get any page ranking!

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 06:44:09 PM »
Wow! Talk about convoluted!

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 08:14:49 PM »
Sam Spade to the rescue!

  That's one of the programs I use to track down spammers.  lol

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 05:19:39 AM »
Hmm - Sam Spade doesn't recognise .TV domain names - or at least it can't look them up.

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 07:35:45 AM »
Hmm - Sam Spade doesn't recognise .TV domain names - or at least it can't look them up.

Set the dropdown to whois.geektools.com (the one at the bottom) and it will work.

Whenever Magic (the one at the top) doesn't work, try that one, next.

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 08:40:45 AM »
Thanks - I had already found that. I was initially being a bit dim (not unusual).

Great little tool - shame that Ctrl X, C, V don't work consistently though.

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Re: Anyone know how to look up .tv domain names ?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2013, 08:58:33 AM »
It's some very old abandonware. A shame that nobody has bothered to create a replacement that improves on it.  :(

UPDATE: Look at what I managed to find squirreled away...the source!

According to the license for the source, you can make modifications and distribute the modified version. There is other stuff in there worth reading, first, though.

Thanks - I had already found that. I was initially being a bit dim (not unusual).

Great little tool - shame that Ctrl X, C, V don't work consistently though.

So, if we can get a volunteer that is willing to do it, maybe that can be fixed.  ;)

You'll find the source, along with a copy of the license for it, attached.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 01:01:25 PM by app103 »