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RE: Alternatives (was Re: whois broke again?)

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Mon Feb 21 04:26:50 2000

> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> William Allen Simpson
> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 11:38 PM
>
> "Roeland M.J. Meyer" wrote:
> > For the record, I've tried to get you guy's attention with this
> stuff over
> > two years ago. Y'all strongly told me it was non-operational. But, when
> > systems start failing, and it becomes an operational issue, it's way too
> > late.
> >
> Well, I was listening; we just didn't have rough consensus.  But, maybe
> it's not _that_ late.

We'll see.

> Some private messages have said that NSI claims the whois contact
> information is now their "property".

NSI does claim this, it is also arguable, since they inherited the seed from
SRI AND it was ALL done, to date, under government contract. However, that's
an issue for other forums and has been pounded to where the horse is only a
shadow of its former self.<grin> IOW, it's up to the courts now, if we can
file someone fool enough to press a law suit <GRIN>... in th proper venue
this time<sigh>.






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