Check if a .no domain is available

check_dns_no() { for i in $* ; do if `wget -O - -q$ | grep "no match" &>/dev/null` ; then echo $ "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 available available

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

What Others Think

Why not just use whois, ie: whois % Kopibeskyttet, se % Rights restricted by copyright. See Domain Information NORID Handle...............: BAL1070D-NORID Domain Name................: 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 % Kopibeskyttet, se % Rights restricted by copyright. See % No match might have to use jwhois if you're on a redhat based distro
dasmo · 581 weeks and 6 days ago
hmm, that didn't work out the way i wanted it: whois % Kopibeskyttet, se % Rights restricted by copyright. See % No match
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