The IE Domain Registry made some changes to their whois output before Christmas, though I didn’t get a chance to mention it until now.
As some of you may know the IE registration system involves manual validation of each and every application request. Each application is valid for 30 days, however previously it was impossible for a member of the public to know when an application expired.
You can now see it, for example:
% Rights restricted by copyright; http://www.domainregistry.ie/copyright.html
% Do not remove this notice
domain: chef.ie expiry: 01 February 2008
% Application Pending – There is currently an application being processed for
% the domain name you have requested. If unsuccessful, the application would
% expire on the date above.
That domain application will expire 30 days from now..
It makes life a small bit easier I hope!