Whois lookup for .dev tld times out

Hello -
running Fedora 34 OS
using cli
unable to run a whois on tld’s with .dev
times out

$ whois videlicet.dev
[Querying domain-registry-whois.l.google.com]
[domain-registry-whois.l.google.com: Name or service not known]
[Unable to connect to remote host]

last time this happened, I had to update the etc/jwhois.conf
but I have no idea what .dev is supposed to be updated to.
unable to find at icann

any ideas?

I see the same on Fedora 36 for that host:

$ whois videlicet.dev
[Querying domain-registry-whois.l.google.com]
[domain-registry-whois.l.google.com: Name or service not known]
[Unable to connect to remote host]

The problem seems to be it’s looking for a Google server that doesn’t seem to exist at the moment:

$ nslookup domain-registry-whois.l.google.com 1.1.1.1
Server:		1.1.1.1
Address:	1.1.1.1#53

** server can't find domain-registry-whois.l.google.com: NXDOMAIN

$ nslookup domain-registry-whois.l.google.com 8.8.8.8
Server:		8.8.8.8
Address:	8.8.8.8#53

** server can't find domain-registry-whois.l.google.com: NXDOMAIN

In the meantime, you can use Google’s web based WHOIS service.

Hi,

Similar issue to this came up the other day for .au domains:

a quick google for whois of google domains found this:

Following a suggestion in the link I found this:

$ whois -h whois.iana.org google | grep ^whois
whois:        whois.nic.google

So it looks like google’s whois server has changed again, I can get a result if I update /etc/jwhois.conf:

        #"\\.dev$" = "domain-registry-whois.l.google.com";
        "\\.dev$" = "whois.nic.google";

Thanks Tom.

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