whois

Try whois -h whois.arin.net 38

  or whois 38@whois.arin.net if you use fwhois

I thought about posting earlier...but decided it wasn't operational
enough. Now that someone else has broken the ice...whois
is hosed...the root servers are using old data. Things like:

whois "server KASHM-HST"

don't work today. I got a call this morning from an ex-customer who moved
several domains last week. Today, they mysteriously moved back to
us...both in whois and the root servers.

Hello All, Mr. Chuck Gomes -just- announced that whois.arin.net
  is now the authority for in-addr & asn's & ....
  But, NOT .com .net .org .edu

          Hth, JimL

  Hello All, Mr. Chuck Gomes -just- announced that whois.arin.net
  is now the authority for in-addr & asn's & ....
  But, NOT .com .net .org .edu

> whois "server KASHM-HST"

So who, if anyone, handles requests like the above?

> don't work today. I got a call this morning from an ex-customer who moved
> several domains last week. Today, they mysteriously moved back to
> us...both in whois and the root servers.

Division of whois data doesn't explain domains reverting to old NS data.

Hello All, Supposedly both ???