while [ $GOTIME != 0 ]; do
whois qweex.com | grep --quiet pendingDeleted
echo "($COUNTER) $( date +%r)"
echo "IT IS TIME" | mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(The e-mail actually sent to my phone so I would essentially be text-notified, but I changed it for obvious reasons.) I'm certainly not proficient in bash scripting yet, but I ran across this when moving my files over to Arch (a post is forthcoming) and I just thought "Aww, how cute". And maybe one day, when Qweex has inevitably made me a million dollars, people will look back at this as to how it all started.
If I recall correctly, this didn't work.