Is WHOIS going to go away?

bzs at theworld.com bzs at theworld.com
Fri Apr 20 19:36:57 UTC 2018


That just sounds like a minor change to fix this, a bug. No need to
burn down the house to kill a mosquito.

And my suggestion to move the publicly visible WHOIS information into
the DNS and thus completely under the domain owner's control would fix
this with minimal effort from the registrant.

I tend to doubt tho that this is a significant reason for the proposed
changes.

On April 20, 2018 at 16:20 rubensk at gmail.com (Rubens Kuhl) wrote:
 > 
 > 
 > On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 4:10 PM, <bzs at theworld.com> wrote:
 > 
 >    
 >     On April 20, 2018 at 12:03 oscar.vives at gmail.com (Tei) wrote:
 >      > Maybe a good balance for whois is to include organization information
 >      > so I know where a website is hosted, but not personal information, so
 >      > I can't show in their house and steal their dog.
 >      >
 >      > I feel uneasy about having my phone available to literally everyone on
 >      > the internet.
 > 
 >     There are various privacy options available when one registers a
 >     domain, generally a matter of checking a box and usually free.
 > 
 > 
 > Those privacy options work until one wants to transfer a domain to a different
 > registrar. Almost always that will imply in a brief removal of privacy, during
 > which an adversary (either a nation-state or some Sideshow Bob-type wacko) will
 > learn the true identity of the domain holder. 
 > 
 > 
 > Rubens
 > 
 > 
 >  

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