finding whois servers, was .pro whois registry down?

Royce Williams royce at
Thu Mar 10 15:35:20 UTC 2016

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 4:32 AM, John Levine <johnl at> wrote:

> > srv 0 100 43
> A swell idea, but unfortunately the idea of putting SRV records in
> gTLD zones makes heads at ICANN explode.  For RDAP there's a registry
> at IANA but it's not populated yet and it's not obvious that registries
> will be any more diligent about updating it than they are for the WHOIS
> entries in the TLD database.
> >If we want machines to follow referrals we have to provide them in
> >appropriate forms.
> < is OK but not updated very often.
> I've set up <domain> (that's ws for Whois Server) which is
> updated every day from a variety of sources so it's pretty accurate.
> It's had the right server for all along.

Hey, that's fantastic!

Feature request: could you provide a human- and machine-readable one-stop
extract at the top-level page ( ?


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