whois goes into an endless loop with GoDaddy, possibly others RRS feed

  • Question

  • Running on Windows 10, in cmd or powershell, I've been getting a loop of repeating whois requests and responses. I've also tried it on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, and got the same results.

    I'm running the latest whois.exe  - v. 1.20 - which probably spawns whois64.exe. Both files are dated 11/16/2017.

    It's definitely happening with GoDaddy whois records -- try "whois" to reproduce.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:16 PM

All replies

  • Yup, I confirm this definitely happens with all godaddy hosted domains. (whois v1.20 on Windows 10).

    My solution was to just use an order version. (in my case 1.12 is working just fine.)

    linked copy below if you cannot find one

    If any solution is found for v.1.20, or if the reason for the error is found please post. Thank you.

    • Proposed as answer by ashleedawg Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:31 AM
    Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:35 AM