Some French people are reporting without understanding what it is all about something almost as old as ICANN is: when you do a whois lookup on microsoft.com (for example) you get tons of unexpected replies… Reporting without knowledge (and without digging at least a bit about this) is like asking for a geek to slap his blog in your face.
This article will be a bit blunt, but that’s for your own good (next time try to at least search a bit on google/etc before saying whois servers were hacked).
Typical whois reply will look like:
Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.ZZZZZZ.MORE.DETAILS.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.ZZZZZ.DOWNLOAD.MOVIE.ONLINE.ZML2.COM Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.ZZZOMBIED.AND.HACKED.BY.WWW.WEB-HACK.COM Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.ZZZ.IS.0WNED.AND.HAX0RED.BY.SUB7.NET Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.WILL.LIVE.FOREVER.BECOUSE.UNIXSUCKS.COM Server Name: MICROSOFT.COM.WILL.BE.SLAPPED.IN.THE.FACE.BY.MY.BLUE.VEINED.SPANNER.NET
Of course it might looks like the whois server was hacked, that’s what people with bad knowledge of internet would think (hint: almost everything is explained in RFCs). Read the rest of this entry »