With todays new and improved
whois information it is hard to determine if a domain is expired just by by viewing the "expiration" date however in this case it does appear that the domain has expired...
Domain Name: GUSCOOKS.COM
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS1.FUTUREQUEST.NET
Name Server: NS2.FUTUREQUEST.NET
Name Server: NS3.FUTUREQUEST.NET
Updated Date: 28-jul-2004
Creation Date: 22-jul-1999
Expiration Date: 22-jul-2005
The reason why this shows an Expiration Date of 2005 is better explained by the Disclaimer now carried on the InterNic whois pages...
"NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration."
However it is also my experience that not all Registrars show the real expiration date in their whois either...
The key is "Status: REGISTRAR-HOLD" and the "Updated Date" as that is usually when the DNS entries for the domain was pulled...
Ok, enough <ranting>
You can always determine the IP address for a Domain by digging the Name Server associated with the domain...
$dig @ns1.FutureQuest.net guscooks.com A
;; QUERY SECTION:
;; guscooks.com, type = A, class = IN
;; ANSWER SECTION:
guscooks.com. 1D IN A 18.104.22.168
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
guscooks.com. 3D IN NS ns1.futurequest.net.
guscooks.com. 3D IN NS ns2.futurequest.net.
guscooks.com. 3D IN NS ns3.futurequest.net.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ns1.futurequest.net. 1D IN A 22.214.171.124
ns2.futurequest.net. 1D IN A 126.96.36.199
ns3.futurequest.net. 1D IN A 188.8.131.52"
For further clarification, the IP 184.108.40.206 has never been a FutureQuest IP address and the "Old" IP assigned to this domain was 220.127.116.11 prior to the recent IP renumbering.
Hope this helps,