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

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 08:18:40 UTC 2011

Thanks Patrick.  Very helpful indeed.  I will digest this before I say
anything more.


Carlton A Samuels
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On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Patrick Vande Walle <patrick at vande-walle.eu
> wrote:

> **
> 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.
> There is also an IETF non-WG mailing list: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/weirds.
> 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 system.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Patrick Vande Walle
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