What is the issue with this freenom domain?

There are a lot of threads that already discuss this very same issue. Almost all of them point towards issues on the freedom side. But at this point, I don’t understand what is the exact issue from the Freenom side as all DNS diagnostic tools are fetching records for the Freenom domain I am using.

Domain: dhanaraj.ga
Error Message: Failed to lookup registrar and hosting information of dhanaraj.ga at this time. Please contact Cloudflare Support or try again later.
whois command is responding properly.

whois dhanaraj.ga

NS Records

dig +short ns dhanaraj.ga
ns41.cloudns.net.
ns42.cloudns.net.
ns43.cloudns.net.
ns44.cloudns.net.

SOA records

dig +short soa dhanaraj.ga
ns41.cloudns.net. support.cloudns.net. 2021102806 7200 1800 1209600 3600

Even added an “A” record and the website is loading.

dig +short a dhanaraj.ga
172.217.27.206

Can someone pinpoint what is that missing for this domain?

Hi,

Please go ahead and create a ticket with Cloudflare support and provide us ticket number, so that we can investigate further.

Thank you.

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Hi, Can you please go ahead and create a ticket for this issue and provide us ticket number, so we can check further here.

Cloudflare probably do not have a team plugging requests into the web interface, they use the whois protocol. The whois server that appears to be authoritative for .ga does not respond to requests.

% whois dhanaraj.ga
whois: connect(): Operation timed out

Directly querying the Freedom whois works, but there is no way that the standard tools could discover that address as an authoritative source.

The .ml servers at least give an error:
Invalid query or domain name not known in Point ML Domain Registry

But the ga and cf Whois servers continue to timeout.

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I am also experiencing the same issue across multiple freenom domains, should I create a ticket?

I am consistently getting responses to whois queries.

whois dhanaraj.ga
% IANA WHOIS server
% for more information on IANA, visit http://www.iana.org
% This query returned 1 object

domain:       GA

organisation: Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numériques et des Fréquences (ANINF)
address:      Cours Pasteur, (Immeuble de la Solde)
address:      BP: 798
address:      Libreville
address:      Gabon

contact:      administrative
name:         TLD Admin Contact
organisation: Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numériques et des Fréquences (ANINF)
address:      Cours Pasteur, (Immeuble de la Solde)
address:      BP: 798
address:      Libreville
address:      Gabon
phone:        +241 01 76 32 49
e-mail:       [email protected]

contact:      technical
name:         Manager ICT
organisation: Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numériques et des Fréquences (ANINF)
address:      Cours Pasteur, (Immeuble de la Solde)
address:      BP: 798
address:      Libreville
address:      Gabon
phone:        +241 01 76 32 49
e-mail:       [email protected]

nserver:      A.NS.GA 185.21.168.49 2a04:1b00:c:0:0:0:0:1
nserver:      B.NS.GA 185.21.169.49 2a04:1b00:d:0:0:0:0:1
nserver:      C.NS.GA 185.21.170.49 2a04:1b00:e:0:0:0:0:1
nserver:      D.NS.GA 185.21.171.49 2a04:1b00:f:0:0:0:0:1

status:       ACTIVE

created:      1994-12-12
changed:      2018-11-28
source:       IANA

Cloudflare is not allowing us to create a support ticket from free accounts.
Given that, there are a lot of questions/posts around freedom domains, it would be good to get a definitive answer from Cloudflare about why it’s not working.

If you read through every single Freenom thread, you’ll find that definitive answer.

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And yeah, there are hundreds of them.

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