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> Spanish TLD Whois, Has anyone solved this issue?
Posted: September 24, 2009 05:13 am
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Hello there!

I've installed phpCoin some days ago, and have beeing configuring and testing.

There is just one issue that is driving me nuts: the spanish TLD's whois.

Spanish TLD's (.es,,,, and are handled by ESNIC ( and their whois server is web based only.

I can not guess the way to set it up, because they ask for a chaptcha test to be entered for every query.

Has anyone solved this problem?
Is there any alternative whois server for .es domains?

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Posted: September 24, 2009 08:38 am
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I can not guess the way to set it up, because they ask for a chaptcha test to be entered for every query

I went to their home page and they have a FORM to check a domain name without the captcha. I did a "view source" and grabbed the main parts of the FORM
<form method="post" action="">
<input type="text" id="dominio" value="midominio" name="dominio">
<input type="hidden" name="tipo" value="dominio">
<input type="hidden" name="sufijo" value="es">
<input type="submit" value="Buscar" name="Submit">
I just tried it in a web-page by itself and it worked. It returns a whole web-page, but as long as you give phpCOIN the correct code to look for......

Alternately, we have several users located in Spain ~ perhaps one of them can say how they did it?

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