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Es meaning[edit]

'Es' in spanish means 'is'.

This makes no sense. The reason why it's .es is because the Spanish word for Spain is España.

Guus Hoekman 22:25, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Web based WHOIS for .es[edit]

There is a web based whois for .es domains on the website. The site is not the .es registry site and this is why I deleted the link. Jmccormac (talk) 16:45, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

For the record: I have no association with; if you look at my previous edits you'll see that. Therefore this is not link-spam. I changed the link back because you didn't wait for discussion here before making the change again.
This is an English language wikipedia, and the link you gave was in Spanish, making it impossible to naviate for many readers (what do the "limpiar campos" and "buscar" buttons say?). Although the TLD is Spanish it is, as mentioned in the article, used for domain hacks and there are many legitimate reasons that an English speaker might want to look up the ownership information for a .es domain. Note that the Wikipedia External links guidelines state that they should be "accessible to the reader ... proper in the context of the article (useful, tasteful, informative, factual, etc.) ... functional". The link fulfils all criteria and is more accessible than the one, for an English-language wikipedia. If wikipedia has any rules that would require the link to be used over the one, then please link to them. Please note that the page provides exactly the same information as the one - they're merely different interfaces to the same information.--Stroller (talk) 22:40, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
I tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to links on ccTLDs. There have been a few cases in the past where blatently commercial links have been added. The pricelist link on the page is problematic but it is not overtly commercial. The link would be the official link. I will e-mail in the next few days to ask them to add an English translation to their WHOIS interface. Jmccormac (talk) 04:39, 1 December 2010 (UTC)