DNS Whois Requirements (was: Re: ARIN WHOIS for leads)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sat Jul 27 22:11:57 UTC 2013

On Jul 27, 2013, at 12:59 PM, Frank Bulk <frnkblk at iname.com> wrote:

> For the folks who aren't aware, there is working being done on a proposal
> for a complete do-over of WHOIS:
> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20130703_rebooting_whois/
> I don't believe this work address the regional registry information, which
> is what initiated the discussion, but this conversation has crossed over
> into the domain names, too.

Excellent pointer Frank...  This effort at ICANN is specifically with 
respect to requirements for DNS Whois, but it is possible that some of 
these requirements are in common with those of the number resource Whois 
directory service, and the Internet address community may be encouraged
at some point to give a similar level of consideration to the long-term 
number resource Whois requirements, including the DNS result as one of 
many inputs to that process.

Note that the comment period on the DNS Whois recommendations remains 
open till 12 August 2013, and parties that have views on this matter
should make them known to the DNS directory services expert working 
group which is drafting the recommendations.

FYI (and Thanks)!

John Curran
President and CEO

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