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whois query redirection
When a whois query for a domain name is sent to whois.crsnic.net the reply
contains the following line:
"Whois Server: <FQDN of registrar's whois server>"
Several whois clients and web front-ends already support this and automatically
redirect the query to the target server.
I believe it would be beneficial to extend this practice to support country
code TLDs as well. To the best of my knowledge, there is currently no
standardized way to issue a whois query for a domain name regardless of its
TLD. This is a simple, natural extension which is already supported and
will also be of assistance to users of whois clients which do not support
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