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Unusual date format in whois lookup

In performing a Whois lookup, I have noticed a date format like this:

network:Created:20200510050000000

I thought maybe a Unix date format, but cannot get it to convert to anything reasonable - has anyone seen this format and know how to convert to proper date format?

Thank you,
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southpau1Commented:
Try querying the same domain on betterwhois.com to see if it changes the date format for you into something comprehensible.

This dtf doesnt look too odd until all the trailing 0's
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lanndoAuthor Commented:
If 0s are hone how would it convert?  Do you recognize it?
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southpau1Commented:
What is hone?

Can you share what domainu were searching?  Did you try betterwhois?
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
hone is time? Smartphone got you I assume? 0s for time would clearly mean midnight.
I read it as 20yyyymmddhhmmss0 Not sure what the leading 20 or last 0 could be.
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
Perhaps you could provide the website you were looking up and the site you looked it up on?
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southpau1Commented:
Ok, with the power of google, i discovered something.  This date time number is specifically associated with the protocol RWhois, which can be read about here:

http://projects.arin.net/rwhois/

Ive never heard of it, but every rwhois referral has the same date time entries of:

network:Created:20200510050000000
network:Updated:19191231050000000

It doesnt convert to anything, it refers specifically to rwhois, not the site that you are searching for.  Its just that an rwhois service referred the whois entry for the site you were looking for, therefore the rwhois information showed up as well...if that makes sense.

Rwhois is kind of like a whois proxy, i guess..
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southpau1Commented:
Here is the rwhois RFC:

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2167

It actually looks like, based on the rfc specs, that those fields are SUPPOSED to be date time field with normal formatting.  I guess certain rwhois daemons out there are not following the rfc...

Hope this helps..
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lanndoAuthor Commented:
Thank you to you both - betterwhois did give me the information I was needing, and the RFC information put my mind at rest as to why this was happening.  Btw, "hone" was a fat finger, I was typing while driving...
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