[gtld-tech] Delegated strings: WHOIS & SLAs...

Alexander Mayrhofer alexander.mayrhofer at nic.at
Wed Nov 20 15:25:53 UTC 2013

I'm using whois.nic.<TLD> - and, yes, nic.<TLD> is properly delegated and reachable in that case, but "whois.nic.<tld>" returns an NXDOMAIN. My understanding is that ICANN requires the WHOIS service to be offered under that hostname...  See the respective specification in the AGB..

Indeed, the IANA record shows a different server - so, do i understand correctly that you can actually submit to IANA a different WHOIS server than the one required by ICANN? Can anyone who's already delegated confirm this?


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Rubens Kuhl [mailto:rubensk at nic.br]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. November 2013 15:02
> An: Alexander Mayrhofer
> Cc: gtld-tech at icann.org
> Betreff: Re: [gtld-tech] Delegated strings: WHOIS & SLAs...
> Are you using whois.nic.<TLD> or the WHOIS server mentioned at
> http://www.iana.org/whois?q=<TLD> ?
> Rubens
> On Nov 20, 2013, at 10:53 AM, Alexander Mayrhofer
> <alexander.mayrhofer at nic.at> wrote:
> >
> > Looking at some of the recently delegated new gTLDs, i was very surprised
> to learn that the WHOIS service is unreachable for some of those TLDs (which
> makes me wonder how they passed PDT, or why the service degraded since
> then?). Anyways, since WHOIS is included in the SLA requirements of ICANN,
> this makes me also wonder when the SLA actually "kicks in", and, whether
> the SLAs are actually being measured right now by ICANN ...
> >
> > Any information about this?
> >
> > Alex
> >

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