Category Archives: Odd Stuff

Switch.ch / NIC Blocking WHOIS Requests

Since 2002, when Microsoft abused Switch’s WHOIS Service they’ve introduced very strict policies and technical baffles.

Today I tried to lookup a .CH domain using whois.nic.ch – without success:

They seem to block requests based on subnets, not on IPs, so all I got was:

[Querying whois.nic.ch]
[whois.nic.ch]
The number of requests per client per time interval is
restricted. You have exceeded this limit.
Please wait a moment and try again.