[At-Large] New discussion started at the IETF on a WHOIS-like standard

Patrick Vande Walle patrick at vande-walle.eu
Wed Jun 22 07:05:32 UTC 2011


Dear colleagues,

Some have started another run at whois. The
effort is intended to address the shortcomings of whois and also to get
people to deploy the result. IRIS succeeded, unfortunately, only at one
of these.

There are a few groups on the Internet who have put together
a whois-like service using REST. The idea behind the current effort is
to standardize something along these lines. We have some drafts:
http://tools.ietf.org/id/weirds [1].

There is also an IETF non-WG
mailing list: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/weirds [2].

I think
it might be useful if some folks from the At-Large community could
participate in the discussion. It would be weird to complain later on
that engineers did not take our requirements into consideration if we do
not tell them from the start what we expect from a new WHOIS like

Note that this is about the WHOIS standard, not the WHOIS
service as such. But obviously, you need the standard should be able to
deliver the service we want. 


Patrick Vande Walle

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[1] http://tools.ietf.org/id/weirds

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