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The world ended an hour ago. Where were you? sjsobol at
Fri Apr 24 18:11:59 UTC 1998

On Fri, Apr 24, 1998 at 06:58:16PM +0800, David R. Conrad wrote:
> Hi,
> >Wouldn't it make more sense if registry data was handled similar to DNS? 
> Right.  As I said previously, its just a small matter of programming (e.g.,
> see rwhois).
> There are a couple of issues, however:
> a) if the registry database is used to provide contact information to help
> resolve network problems (a stretch, I know :-)), and the only way you can
> obtain the contact information is via the network, then if the network is
> broken to the place you need to get to to find the contact information...
> (yes, caching and seconarying can solve this issue)
> b) quality assurance -- how much can you trust the people you delegate
> authority to manage the data
> (yes, strong QA control can solve this issue)?
> My personal past experience has shown both of these to be a problem.

And they're a problem with the current WHOIS which is used for DNS
registrations, but we still use WHOIS to look up domain information. I say,
let's put the thing into place, because it IS a workable (if not perfect)
solution, and we can always make improvements.

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