bing / translator no longer works


  • Ambassador

    I used to use bing.com/translator on almost a daily basis. Lately I have found that:

    A quick "whois" and "tracert" seems to indicate this is site based in the MS campus... but now:

    C:\Users\xyz> whois translatetheweb.com.
    
    Whois v1.21 - Domain information lookup
    Copyright (C) 2005-2019 Mark Russinovich
    Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
    
    Connecting to .whois-servers.net...
    No such host is known.
    

    Perhaps MS is no longer there(?).

    Any others having issues?

    [EDIT] Same with FF and PaleMoon so I know it is not a problem with Vivaldi.
    [EDIT2] Only for business customers now????

    bingforbusiness-Capture.PNG


  • Moderator

    @greybeard My whois with Perl works.

    T:> whois  translatetheweb.com
    [whois.comlaude.com]
    Domain Name: translatetheweb.com
    Registry Domain ID: 2345351353_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.comlaude.com
    Registrar URL: https://www.comlaude.com
    Updated Date: 2020-04-21T11:23:06Z
    Creation Date: 2018-12-21T17:39:59Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-12-21T00:00:00Z
    Registrar: NOM-IQ Ltd dba Com Laude
    Registrar IANA ID: 470
    Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
    Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: Domain Administrator
    Registrant Organization: Microsoft Corporation
    Registrant Street: One Microsoft Way
    Registrant City: Redmond
    Registrant State/Province: WA
    Registrant Postal Code: 98052
    Registrant Country: US
    Registrant Phone: +1.4258828080
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax: +1.4259367329
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email: domains@microsoft.com
    Registry Admin ID:
    Admin Name: Domain Administrator
    Admin Organization: Microsoft Corporation
    Admin Street: One Microsoft Way
    Admin City: Redmond
    Admin State/Province: WA
    Admin Postal Code: 98052
    Admin Country: US
    Admin Phone: +1.4258828080
    Admin Phone Ext:
    Admin Fax: +1.4259367329
    Admin Fax Ext:
    Admin Email: domains@microsoft.com
    Registry Tech ID:
    Tech Name: MSN Hostmaster
    Tech Organization: Microsoft Corporation
    Tech Street: One Microsoft Way
    Tech City: Redmond
    Tech State/Province: WA
    Tech Postal Code: 98052
    Tech Country: US
    Tech Phone: +1.4258828080
    Tech Phone Ext:
    Tech Fax: +1.4259367329
    Tech Fax Ext:
    Tech Email: msnhst@microsoft.com
    Name Server: ns4-204.azure-dns.info
    Name Server: ns1-204.azure-dns.com
    Name Server: ns3-204.azure-dns.org
    Name Server: ns2-204.azure-dns.net
    DNSSEC: Unsigned Delegation
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@comlaude.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +44.2074218250
    URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
    >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2020-07-10T15:10:12Z <<<
    
    For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/epp-status-codes-2014-06-16-en
    
    Please query the RDDS service of the Registrar of Record identified in this
    output for information on how to contact the Registrant, Admin, or Tech contact
    of the queried domain name.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Com Laude registers, maintains and renews domain names around the world for
    leading intellectual property owners and the law firms that support them.
    If you have queries about this domain, you may contact us via our website
    at www.comlaude.com.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    The data in the Com Laude Whois database is provided to assist you in obtaining
    information about a domain name registration record.  Com Laude makes this
    information available "as is," and does not guarantee its accuracy.
    By submitting a WHOIS query, you agree that you will use this data only for
    lawful purposes and that, under no circumstances will you use this data to:
    
    (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
    commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail (spam), telephone or fax; or
    (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that that send queries
    or data to Com Laude or the systems of any Registry Operator or ICANN-Accredited
    registrar.  The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or other use of this
    data is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Com Laude.
    
    Com Laude reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting
    this query, you agree to abide by these terms. If you fail to abide by this
    policy, we may terminate your access to this WHOIS database.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Com Laude protects intellectual property in the domain name system. Com Laude
    only registers domain names for legitimate rights owners. Should you have any
    queries about the legitimacy of this name or our work as a UK based, ICANN
    Accredited Registrar, contact us at:
    Com Laude, 28-30 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HN, UK.
    Com Laude is a business name of Nom IQ Ltd.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    

    T:>nslookup translatetheweb.com
    Server: fritz.box
    Address: fd00::*********

    Nicht autorisierende Antwort:
    Name: translatetheweb.com
    Address: 13.107.6.158


  • Ambassador

    @Gwen-Dragon That looks like what I got yesterday... Today a different story.
    [EDIT] Perhaps their servers are just unreliable.


  • Ambassador

    now sysinternals whois is working.
    must be server or site issues.



  • ...Then use DeepL, the best translation tool in the world:

    https://www.deepl.com/home


  • Ambassador

    @stardepp I have always found bing translator superior to the goole one.
    Have not used DeepL... will give it a try.
    Many Thanks for the tip. 👍


  • Ambassador

    Apparently it now requires some:
    "Web Translator has been largely replaced by Bing Translator, the dedicated Translator apps and plugins and integrations of Translator into other Microsoft products such as the Microsoft Office suite apps, Microsoft Edge web browser, SwiftKey and more"
    Perhaps if if is an Edge add-on it may be able to be imported to Vivaldi or Chromium? (Wishful thinking on my part ;).)



  • Have you tried the Google translator.

    I have just arrived at Vivaldi so I guess Bing is the favoured search engine?


  • Moderator

    @greybeard said in bing / translator no longer works:

    bing.com/translator

    Is reachable for me and works.


  • Ambassador

    @bscho I have found it is not nearly as good as Bing. There is another I have started using, DeepL, mentioned previously in this topic that seems pretty good. I have been using it.


  • Ambassador

    @Gwen-Dragon Thanks. Seems to work on Android today. 😉 Perhaps they've gotten too many complaints regarding their switch to 'Web Translator'. (Where I was redirected.)
    I've several conversations with M&S regarding this topic. They may be putting it off 'till they've got all straightened out.


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