Is WHOIS going to go away?

John Levine johnl at
Tue Apr 24 18:56:35 UTC 2018

In article <DM5PR07MB35809FB2252B3AA022D915B3DAB40 at> you write:
>The days when some in the technical community could just discard others arguments by saying that  "[you] have no idea how the
>Internet works" have long passed. I will not get intimidated nor will I step back. Old tricks, won't work, it's as old as the
>dysfunctional WHOIS and will disappear.

Now I'm confused.  Surely you do not mean that we should take your
arguments seriously even though you have no idea how the Internet

In my experience, the nanog crowd can be grumpy but it is entirely
open to discussions that are based on facts and an understanding of
the issues.


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