Check if a .no domain is available

check_dns_no() { for i in $* ; do if `wget -O - -q http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/whois/?query=$i.no | grep "no match" &>/dev/null` ; then echo $i.no "available" ; fi ; sleep 1 ;done }
Mostly for Norwegians, but easily adoptable to others. Very handy if you are brainstorming for a new domainname. Will only display the available ones.. You can usually do this better with dig, but if you dont have dig, or the TLD only have an online service to check with, this will be usefull..
Sample Output
xeor@nibler:~$ check_dns_no test1 test2 test3
test2.no available
test3.no available

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By: xeor
2009-09-30 21:17:33

What Others Think

Why not just use whois, ie: whois balls.no % Kopibeskyttet, se http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/whois/kopirett.html % Rights restricted by copyright. See http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/whois/kopirett.en.html Domain Information NORID Handle...............: BAL1070D-NORID Domain Name................: balls.no Organization Handle........: KDME3O-NORID Registrar Handle...........: REG609-NORID Legal-c Handle.............: MA1845P-NORID Tech-c Handle..............: DR891P-NORID Name Server Handle.........: NSTH16H-NORID Name Server Handle.........: NSTH23H-NORID whois balasddasls.no % Kopibeskyttet, se http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/whois/kopirett.html % Rights restricted by copyright. See http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/whois/kopirett.en.html % No match might have to use jwhois if you're on a redhat based distro
dasmo · 410 weeks and 3 days ago
hmm, that didn't work out the way i wanted it: whois blfjdsakff.no % Kopibeskyttet, se http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/whois/kopirett.html % Rights restricted by copyright. See http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/whois/kopirett.en.html % No match
dasmo · 410 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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