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Re: NSI Bulletin 098-010 | Update on Whois

  • From: Andy Walden
  • Date: Wed Sep 02 12:06:40 1998

I seemed to have missed the section he mentioned additional charges. I was
thrilled to see they would be blocking domains as the high use ones are
just spammers raping the database.

Sincerely,
Andy Walden
System Administrator
MTCO Communications
1-800-859-6826

On Tue, 1 Sep 1998, Christopher K. Phillips wrote:

> 
> At 05:03 PM 9/1/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >
> >Network Solutions has been seeing increased traffic on whois 
> >in the last few months.  The number of queries has approximately
> >doubled each month since June.  At this time, 40% of our inbound
> >http traffic is whois related.  In an attempt to alleviate some 
> >of the load on the servers, we have taken the following steps:
> >
> >    - Some of the worst offenders (single site, large number of accesses)
> will 
> >be blocked from access starting this week
> >    - Replication of the whois data will be started earlier in the evening
> to 
> >allow for more timely updates
> >    - Existing whois hosts have had processor and memory upgrades
> >    - Local file storage is now being used vice NFS
> >    - Medium-term and long-term development efforts are underway to redesign 
> >whois for optimal performance.  This includes in-memory searches, better 
> >parsing and dynamic updates obviating the need for large daily data
> movements.
> >
> >
> >_____________________________________
> >David H. Holtzman (dholtz@internic.net)
> >Sr Vice President of Engineering
> >Network Solutions, Inc.
> 
> 
> I may be wrong but aren't the fees that Network Solutions is charging for
> domain name registration "supposed" to cover the costs of providing WHOIS
> service for those domains? Is this just another attempt to nickel and dime
> everyone to death on some sort of new usage charge for WHOIS service?
> 
> 
> 
>  
> 
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