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There is a website that I am assisting with which, when you do a DNS look up on Who.is, returns a Website Status of "inactive". I also noticed the server type is incorrectly reported.

This is not a website I generally use for DNS queries so am unsure if it is reliable. Using other DNS checking services reports what Iwould expect and the site is functioning correctly.

Research I have done with regard to Website Status: inactive suggests an issue with the DNS configuration?

I am looking for help understanding if this is something to be concerned with and if possible how to update this value or how it gets set in the first place.

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When does who.is show the WHOIS info was updated? Do they show the correct WHOIS server and WHOIS/DNS info? –  Lèse majesté Jan 30 '12 at 15:12
It is showing as updated in the last 6 hours. The WHOIS server and name servers look correct for the domain. This particular data falls out side of the REGISTRY information under 'site information' so I am unsure if they are connected in anyway. –  Matthew Brookes Jan 30 '12 at 17:56

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If the data from the whois server of the registry is correct, then there is no need to worry. Online tools such as who.is simply repeat this information. If you are seeing bad information from them, but good information directly from the source, then it is the online tool that has the problem.

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