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What you showed was not the full info. Had you run whois a few months earlier, you would have gotten something like:

The Motley Fool (FOOL3-DOM)
123 N. Pitt St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Domain Name: FOOL.COM

Administrative Contact:
Gibbs, Dwight (DG410) dwightg@FOOL.COM
703-838-3665 (FAX) 703-684-3603
Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Benack, Donald (DB14976) donb@FOOL.COM
703.838.8369 (FAX) 703.838.8351
Billing Contact:
Billing Department,Motley Fool (BD2518-ORG) carleenm@FOOL.COM
Fax- 703.684.3603

Record last updated on 14-Oct-1999.
Record created on 26-Jun-1995.
Database last updated on 21-Jan-2000 15:24:23 EST.

Domain servers in listed order:


which is what you see now when you go to the referral URL with your browser and do a whois query from there. And you're right; the current response from InterNIC is a canned one.
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