[At-Large] Impressions from the Whois-Review
karl at cavebear.com
Wed Feb 2 23:32:27 UTC 2011
By-the-way, several years ago a suggestion was made (I believe by Kent
Crispin) that those who have a domain name create a set of text records
under the name "whois.name.tld" that would give the contact information
that that person desires to make public.
For instance, I've got TXT records under the name whois.cavebear.com
You can take a look by fetching 'em.
Linux/Unix users can do:
dig whois.iwl.com txt
You should get something like:
> ;; QUESTION SECTION:
> ;whois.iwl.com. IN TXT
> ;; ANSWER SECTION:
> whois.iwl.com. 172800 IN TXT "company-name: InterWorking Labs"
> whois.iwl.com. 172800 IN TXT "phone-number: +1.831.460.7010"
> whois.iwl.com. 172800 IN TXT "fax-number: +1.831.401.2320"
> whois.iwl.com. 172800 IN TXT "address-1: PO Box 66190"
> whois.iwl.com. 172800 IN TXT "address-2: Scotts Valley, CA 95067"
> whois.iwl.com. 172800 IN TXT "address-3: USA"
> whois.iwl.com. 172800 IN TXT "website: http://www.iwl.com/"
I don't know what tools there are for that on Microsoft systems.
Most of the discussion that occurred around this idea was not on the
idea itself but more on the list of items and the format to use. I used
raw text, some folks like something more structured, perhaps even XML.
These would be protected by DNSSEC when it comes into full use.
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