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Hello, domain ukwec.com has now status PendingDelete at: Ukwec.com Whois Lookup - Who.is - Who.is UkWec.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools But from linux im getting no records ...
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    Linux User postcd's Avatar
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    How to discover domain availability from linux?


    Hello,

    domain ukwec.com has now status PendingDelete at:
    Ukwec.com Whois Lookup - Who.is - Who.is
    UkWec.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools

    But from linux im getting no records (like its available for registration:

    Code:
    nslookup -type=ns ukwec.com
    Server:         8.8.8.8
    Address:        8.8.8.8#53
    
    ** server can't find ukwec.com: NXDOMAIN
    Code:
    whois -f ukwec.com
    [Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
    [Redirected to whois.hosting.kr]
    [Querying whois.hosting.kr]
    [whois.hosting.kr]
    No match ukwec.com
    Please which linux commands i can do which tell me the domain is available for registration? Thank you

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    Check the Linux dig tool. You probably want to check with whoever had that domain registered before they usually have their own rules for dealing with holding period before expiring a domain, sometimes they have waiting lists for a domain name.

    dig(1): DNS lookup utility - Linux man page

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    i read that man page, but i cant figure out what would be the commands in my case.

    +[no]nssearch

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