The following record for domain caida.org was obtained from whois.internic.net on 8-4-99:
Access to Network Solutions' WHOIS information is provided to assist persons in determining the contents of a domain name registration record in NSI's registrar database. The data in this record is provided by NSI for informational purposes only, and NSI does not guarantee its accuracy. Compilation, repackaging, dissemination, or other use of the WHOIS database in its entirety, or a substantial portion thereof, is not allowed without NSI's prior written permission. By submitting this query, you agree to abide by this policy. All rights reserved. Registrant: CAIDA (CAIDA-DOM) UC, San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093 US Domain Name: CAIDA.ORG Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact: Claffy, K C (KCC10) kc@CAIDA.ORG 619 534 8333 Billing Contact: Claffy, K C (KCC10) kc@CAIDA.ORG 619 534 8333 Record last updated on 11-Jul-98. Record created on 29-Jun-96. Database last updated on 3-Aug-99 04:32:33 EDT. Domain servers in listed order: WWW.CAIDA.ORG 22.214.171.124 NS2.NLANR.NET 126.96.36.199 OOF.IRCACHE.NET 188.8.131.52 NS1.UCSD.EDU 184.108.40.206
The NetGeo parser extracted and stored the following location information. The output is from MySQL, the relational database used in NetGeo (some internal fields not shown).
As the table shows the city, state, and country were correctly parsed from the address. The 'C' value in the latlongloc field indicates the latitude/longitude values were found by a lookup of the city (as opposed to a generic pair of values associated with a state or country). In this example the zip code was not used because 92093 wasn't found in the NetGeo tables. The 'I' value for the nic field indicates the whois record was supplied by InterNIC.