Whois server for Belgium ?

Hi,

I can't find a whois server to check the availabilty of a .be domain from PHP.

I tried whois.ripe.net and whois.dns.be ...
Check the result on: http://www.domaininformation.de/server/whois.dns.be/en/domain/

I'm using PHP to check the availabilty
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matthew016Asked:
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Rob HutchinsonTech Lead, Desktop SupportCommented:
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Rob HutchinsonTech Lead, Desktop SupportCommented:
or the links at the bottom of this page:
http://www.db.ripe.net/whois/
http://www.internic.net/whois.html
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matthew016Author Commented:
I need a whois server, not a website
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PorpathamCommented:
Hi,
Please tell me clearly. Do u want a server to find a domain details or some other else.

We are having some links to find the details like which u given.

please reply
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PorpathamCommented:
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matthew016Author Commented:
From PHP I'm opening a socket connection on port 43 on a whois server.

E.g. if someone wants to check if a specific .com is free, I'll connect to the whois server "whois.crsnic.net"
With this server everything is working fine and I get the result.

Now I want to check if a specific .be domain name is free. I woul like to know a working whois server to check that.

Am I clear enough ?
Thanks
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Rob HutchinsonTech Lead, Desktop SupportCommented:
Here's a list of whois servers. Can't you just try annd connect like you are saying to the server you are trying to get info from?

http://www.math.utah.edu/whois.html
From that page:
be  whois.ripe.net  
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matthew016Author Commented:
I know it's ripe ...
But found out that "whois.ripe.net" doesn't work currently for .be domains.
whois.dns.be is working actually ...
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PorpathamCommented:
Hi,
I got a small layout from A site:
Just see the link is that Correct?

The IP address information is retrieved by sending a request to the whois server of ARIN. If ARIN doesn't maintain the information about the requested IP address, a second request is sent to the whois server of RIPE, APNIC, LACNIC or AfriNIC.
After the IP address information is retrieved, IPNetInfo analyzes the Whois record and displays it in a table.
Notice: From time to time, the WHOIS server of ARIN is down and doesn't respond to WHOIS requests from IPNetInfo, and thus IPNetinfo fails to retrieve the IP address. When such a thing occurs, simply try again later.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html
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