Registrar and registry backend processes.

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Tue Jan 18 09:09:07 UTC 2005


On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:03:31AM +0100, Elmar K. Bins wrote:
> lionel at mamane.lu (Lionel Elie Mamane) wrote:

>>> A nonprofit firm in Frankfurt, Denic eG, which manages Germany's
>>> eight million registered .de domain names, has also indicated that
>>> it is planning to bid.

>> For what it is worth, some consider the .de whois server broken;
>> see below. Let's note that the new RFC (3912) doesn't mention the
>> "help methodology" anymore.

> And some call this not broken but necessary. I can explain off-list,
> if you like.

>> $ telnet whois.denic.de whois
>> Trying 81.91.162.7...
>> Connected to whois.denic.de.
>> Escape character is '^]'.
>> ?
>> domain:      ?
>> status:      invalid

> Which is defined in what RfC?

RFC 954, which has recently (September 2004) been obsoleted by RFC
3912, which doesn't mention it anymore.

-- 
Lionel



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