[gtld-tech] Multi-TLD Registry Activity Report Counts

Ben Levac Benoit.Levac at demandmedia.com
Fri Feb 14 03:23:22 UTC 2014

I have a question about the expected content of the following fields of the Registry Functions Activity Report, but it probably applies to other fields in the report:

05 - whois-43-queries
06 - web-whois-queries

We are currently operating a shared registry system which hosts multiple TLDs.  The WHOIS service is also shared and answers queries for all of the TLDs supported by the system.

In a system with only one TLD, I assume that these counters would include all WHOIS requests including invalid ones.

In a shared registry system however, what should these counters contain?

1 - Only successful domain and host queries where we could determine the TLD.

2 - A sum of all queries (all TLDs would be reported with the same count).

3 - Some other formula.

I'm not sure if this was ever discussed when creating these report definitions.  I can't find any documentation of this scenario.

Your help would be much appreciated.



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