.ve WHOIS Down?

For want of a better place to ask, I'm wondering if anyone monitoring
this list might know what is up with the registro.nic.ve web site.
The WHOIS at www.nic.ve refers to that site, and it appears to be down
(for me and downforeveryoneorjustme.com too). Doing old fashioned
native WHOIS isn't working any better.

Have you tried the contact listed at http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/ve.html by any chance?


$ whois -h whois.nic.ve nic.ve

Servidor Whois de NIC-Venezuela (.VE)

Este servidor contiene informacion autoritativa exclusivamente de dominios .VE
Cualquier consulta sobre este servicio, puede hacerla al correo electronico whois@nic.ve
... etc.

I get a proper response, anyway.

There is no A record in the DNS for ve.whois-servers.net, which is what my client tries first. Perhaps this is where the confusion lies.

Seems to be up now. My WHOIS client is working today and the web
site WHOIS is working, so it looks like the site was really just
down for a while.

Thanks for the response.


  450 4.1.1 <dmorales@cnti.gob.ve>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table

Did not bode well for success via that channel. Shoulda mentioned
that. And I should drop a courtesy note to the admin contact that
the technical contact isn't working. Thanks for reminding me.