I keep seeing the same generic response pasted in every Freenom-related thread and it doesn’t really seem to make sense. From what I can see, Freenom is correctly responding to whois requests and there’s zero reason those domains shouldn’t be able to be added at this time.
For example, a user posted yesterday that they couldn’t add
lifestealrealm.ml due to the error.
But Freenom’s whois is responding to it:
% IANA WHOIS server % for more information on IANA, visit http://www.iana.org % This query returned 1 object refer: whois.dot.ml domain: ML organisation: Agence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication address: ACI 2000 Hamdallaye address: Bamako BP E 5467 address: Mali contact: administrative name: Chef Service Gestion du .ml organisation: Agence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication address: ACI 2000 Hamdallaye address: Bamako BP E 5467 address: Mali phone: +223 77 28 52 51 fax-no: +223 20 29 94 13 e-mail: [email protected] contact: technical name: Manager ICT organisation: Mali Dili B.V. address: Keizersgracht 213 address: 1016 DT Amsterdam address: Netherlands phone: +31 20 5315726 fax-no: +31 20 5315721 e-mail: [email protected] nserver: A.NS.ML 18.104.22.168 2a04:1b00:0:0:0:0:0:1 nserver: B.NS.ML 22.214.171.124 2a04:1b00:1:0:0:0:0:1 nserver: C.NS.ML 126.96.36.199 2a04:1b00:2:0:0:0:0:1 nserver: D.NS.ML 188.8.131.52 2a04:1b00:3:0:0:0:0:1 whois: whois.dot.ml status: ACTIVE remarks: Registration information: http://www.dot.ml created: 1993-09-29 changed: 2018-04-20 source: IANA Domain name: LIFESTEALREALM.ML Organisation: Mali Dili B.V. Point ML administrator P.O. Box 11774 1001 GT Amsterdam Netherlands Phone: +31 20 5315725 Fax: +31 20 5315721 E-mail: abuse: [email protected], copyright infringement: [email protected] Domain Nameservers: G.NS.ARVANCDN.CO X.NS.ARVANCDN.ORG Your selected domain name is a Free Domain. That means that, according to the terms and conditions of Free Domain domain names the registrant is Mali Dili B.V. Due to restrictions in Point ML 's Privacy Statement personal information about the user of the domain name cannot be released. ABUSE OF A DOMAIN NAME If you want to report abuse of this domain name, please send a detailed email with your complaint to [email protected] In most cases Point ML responds to abuse complaints within one business day. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT If you want to report a case of copyright infringement, please send an email to [email protected], and include the full name and address of your organization. Within 5 business days copyright infringement notices will be investigated. Record maintained by: Point ML Domain Registry
You can also dig the nameservers:
dig +short ns lifestealrealm.ml
As well as a valid SOA:
dig +short soa lifestealrealm.ml
g.ns.arvancdn.co. hostmaster.arvancloud.com. 1636231999 86400 7200 604800 7200.
Running a trace works properly on https://www.digwebinterface.com/ too.
In fact, you can even enter that domain on CF’s Diagnostic Center here:
Diagnostic Center | Check SSL and Test Website Security | Cloudflare
Even there it’s able to find the nameservers because it gives the
non_cloudflare_nameservers error instead of showing
no_nameservers like it does when NS don’t exist.
I’ve tried this across multiple domains, with and without valid nameservers as well as ones with different or non-existent SOA and A records. None of them can be added to Cloudflare.
Can someone clarify why Cloudflare thinks this is an issue with Freenom’s whois?