In message <Pine.BSD/.3.91.980216080220.9398A-100000@crispy.iconn.net> you writ

Have i Missed Something or is whois broke today?

biteme:~$ whois 38
No match for "38".

The InterNIC Registration Services Host contains ONLY non-military
Domains and


I think you've missed something. Network 38 is not a domain :wink:

POC's. Other associated whois servers:
  American Registry for Internet Numbers whois server - whois.arin.net

                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Try whois -h whois.arin.net

% whois -h whois.arin.net 38
Performance Systems International (NET-PSINETA) PSINETA
University of Illinois (ASN-UIUC) UIUC 38

To single out one record, look it up with "!xxx", where xxx is the
handle, shown in parenthesis following the name, which comes first.

The ARIN Registration Services Host contains ONLY Internet
Network Information: Networks, ASN's, and related POC's.
Please use the whois server at rs.internic.net for DOMAIN related
Information and nic.ddn.mil for MILNET Information.

  European IP Address Allocations whois server - whois.ripe.net
  US Military whois server - whois.nic.mil

Oh well.