DNS Whois Requirements

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Sat Jul 27 23:34:23 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.

Er ... Um ... Well ... there is weirds, and you're free to browse the
list archives which are in the usual location:


Then there is the somewhat ... incompletely specified ... project that
may, or may not be lead by Chris Gift, which may, or may not, lead to
actual bits being replicated across the contracted domain registries.


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