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RE: whois broke again?

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Sun Feb 20 14:19:47 2000

> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> William Allen Simpson
> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 6:02 AM
>
> "Roeland M.J. Meyer" wrote:

> and whose
> > design and architecture is protected by the most stringent and
> arcane NDA
> > that I've ever seen.
> >
> That's odd, it's supposed to be an internet-draft.  Not that I've
> actually
> read it, but ....

Then I suggest that you do. I wouldn't sign the NDA, but you might.

> > The point; there's plenty of mud to go around. It's about time
> that you guys
> > got involved enough to fix it, instead of piss-and-moan.
> >
> That's right.  We have redundant DNS root servers, why do we have
> a single
> point of failure in the whois?  So, we need 5 volunteers to step up and
> be our chosen whois mirrors.

With SRS, this is no longer possible as the whois data is already
distributed among NSI's channel market, the Registrars. Each are independent
entities. The only real target you have to fire at is the ICANN. GFL ...
they're broke.






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