[gtld-tech] RDAP Policy Questions

Brian Mountford mountford at google.com
Mon Oct 26 21:50:53 UTC 2015

Interesting. So those are intended to be independent requirements. But I
still don't see a requirement for nameserver search with pattern strings.

2.1 refers specifically to search requests with pattern strings, but does
not mention nameservers.

2.2 refers to searching for name servers by IP address, which as I read the
RFC need not support wildcards (or am I wrong? can wildcards be used with
IP addresses? if so, what are the matching rules?).

2.3 refers to the case of multiple hosts with the same name; it doesn't
actually call out particular search capabilities, does it?

2.9 deals with entities.

2.10.1 calls out section 3.1.4 of RFC 7482, which deals with nameserver
lookup by fully-qualified hostname, not using a search pattern (that's
section 3.2.2). The rest of 2.10 appears to deal with format of the
returned data.

So it still looks to me like actual nameserver search, as discussed in RFC
7482, section 3.2.2, is not required by the ICANN profile. Is that correct?


On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 5:13 PM, Rubens Kuhl <rubensk at nic.br> wrote:

> Em 26 de out de 2015, à(s) 18:58:000, Brian Mountford via gtld-tech <
> gtld-tech at icann.org> escreveu:
> Hello all. I have some questions about the ICANN policy document,
> directives 1.5.16 and 2.1. I couldn't find existing answers in the archive
> of this list, so I thought I would ask. As a general matter, should I also
> ask my RDAP-only questions here (as opposed to the issues specifically
> related to ICANN policy)? Or is there another forum for such questions?
> Brian
> --------------------------------------------------
> *2.1. Registries offering searchable Whois service (e.g., per exhibit A of
> their RA) MUST support RDAP search requests for domains and entities.
> Entities MUST be searchable by name search pattern as defined in RFC7482
> section 3.2.3 in order to allow for searches by contact name or address.
> Boolean search capabilities (AND, OR) MUST be supported, when a RFC
> defining this capability has been published.*
> Domain and entity searches are specifically mentioned, but nameserver
> searches are not. Does that mean that registries need not support
> nameserver search? Or was that an oversight?
> That's because searchable name servers and registrars are required from
> all 2012+ registries, not only those who got an extra point for offering
> "searchable WHOIS" services.
> 2.2, 2.3, 2.10 and appendix B deal with name server queries; 2.9 deals
> with registrar queries.
> Rubens
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