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Checking if a domain is registered / available?

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    Checking if a domain is registered / available?

    I need a way that a program or script can make a call out to the Internet to know if a domain name is available to register or not.

    It needs to be simple, ideally the program needs an XML reponse or simple means to be sure 100% whether the domain can be registered or not, not some screen scraping, and with no (reasonable) limit to the numer of requests.

    Any ideas of a web service of simple HTTP Post/Get with a simple response on whether the domain is available or not?


    TIA

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    http://www.sitepoint.com/article/bui...ookup-asp-net/

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      #3
      Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
      I need a way that a program or script can make a call out to the Internet to know if a domain name is available to register or not.

      It needs to be simple, ideally the program needs an XML reponse or simple means to be sure 100% whether the domain can be registered or not, not some screen scraping, and with no (reasonable) limit to the numer of requests.

      Any ideas of a web service of simple HTTP Post/Get with a simple response on whether the domain is available or not?

      TIA
      http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=467446 has some suggestions - most look to be PHP based but might give you some ideas.
      Where are we going? And what’s with this hand basket?

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        #4
        Cool, I think I can pick the bones out of that and wrap it all up into a webservice I can reuse.

        Cheers.

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