[gtld-tech] [weirds] Search Engines Indexing RDAP Server Content

Siemen Roorda siemen at openprovider.nl
Mon Feb 8 06:26:25 UTC 2016

I would _love_ it for ccTLDs, but unfortunately nic.* is not always the
registry's website. nic.ru is a good example of that. Let alone
registries that do not even know what whois is!

Taking IANA as a leading source is what we do as far as the information
exists, and maybe from that side a 'wrapper' like $tld.whois.iana.org
could be provided. I know there is such functionality around but I've
never found one that is 100% free of errors. (Okay, maybe such feature
on IANA level wouldn't be either, but still...)


On 07/02/16 14:03, Mark Elkins wrote:
> It would be great if "old" gTLD's did the same thing.... and even
> ccTLD's for that matter.
> On 07/02/2016 13:33, Michele Neylon - Blacknight wrote:
>> Re: whois for new gTLDs - whois.nic.$tld will work no matter what is
>> in the IANA DB - they might be using redirects / pointers of some
>> kind, but I haven’t seen any that don’t work - and they’re
>> contractually obliged to use that format.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Siemen Roorda
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