Is WHOIS going to go away?

Filip Hruska fhr at fhrnet.eu
Sat Apr 14 20:26:00 UTC 2018


On 04/14/2018 07:24 PM, DaKnOb wrote:

> As far as IP Addresses go (and domains too), currently GDPR recognizes the rights of individuals, not companies, which means that a company can be in the whois query, since it does not have the right to privacy.
>
> My understanding is that this will only affect natural persons.
>
>> On 14 Apr 2018, at 20:19, Matt Harris <matt at netfire.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> The only people served by restriction on WHOIS availability are abusers
>>> and attackers, and the entities (e.g., registrars) who profit from them.
>>>
>> Not that whois data for domain names has been particularly useful for the
>> past decade anyhow since most TLDs and registrars either provide for free,
>> or sell as an addon, "private" registration via some "proxy corporation" or
>> whatever.  Domain name whois for most TLDs has not been the sort of
>> accountability measure that ICANN seems to think it is for a very long
>> time, at least in practice.
>>
>> I'd be much more concerned about RIPE's whois data for AS and IP address
An individual can also own an ASN and IP space. You don't have to be a 
company.

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Filip Hruska
Linux System Administrator



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