FW: [tld-admin-poc] Fwd: Re: .pro whois registry down?

Royce Williams royce at techsolvency.com
Thu Mar 10 01:20:24 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 3:54 PM, Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:
> Additionally 'whois' is free form text.  Whois doesn't include a
> AI to workout what this free form text means so, no, there isn't a
> actual referral for a whois application to use.

I'm not affiliated, but there are a couple of companies that normalize
whois data.  It's a whackamole game, but it sucks less than trying to
do it yourself.

> Additionally we should be publishing where the whois server for the
> tld is in the DNS.  whois applications could be looking for this
> then falling back to other methods.
> e.g.
>         _whois._tcp.pro. srv 0 100 43 whois.afilias.net.
> If we want machines to follow referrals we have to provide them in
> appropriate forms.

That's a great idea.


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