[gtld-tech] Draft RDAP Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars

Hollenbeck, Scott shollenbeck at verisign.com
Thu Jan 14 12:27:56 UTC 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francisco Arias [mailto:francisco.arias at icann.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 4:03 PM
> To: Hollenbeck, Scott
> Cc: gtld-tech at icann.org
> Subject: Re: [gtld-tech] Draft RDAP Operational Profile for gTLD
> Registries and Registrars
> On 1/12/16, 9:59 AM, "Hollenbeck, Scott" <shollenbeck at verisign.com>
> wrote:
> >>What implementation are you suggesting to be deferred?
> >
> >Are we talking about more than one? As I understand it, the profile
> has been
> >written to describe proposed RDAP implementation requirements for gTLD
> >registries and registrars. I'm asking if registries and registrars
> that wish
> >to support tiered access will be able to defer an RDAP implementation
> until an
> >agreement provision, waiver, or Consensus Policy that allows tiered
> access for
> >more than 3 out of 901 gTLDs is in place.
> Just so that I understand, why would you like a registry/registrar to
> defer their RDAP implementation until there is a tiered access
> provision/policy?

The answer is described in this blog post:



Summary: I'm deeply concerned that a production implementation of RDAP that is 
designed to provide "complete functionality equivalence with WHOIS" (quoted 
from the profile discussion session in Dublin) without taking advantage of the 
new features in RDAP is itself functionally incomplete and inadequate. I want 
to be able to deploy an implementation of RDAP that addresses the deficiencies 
of WHOIS without first having to deploy (and later replace (probably more than 
once) as the multitude of ICANN's WHOIS-fixing policy efforts evolve) 
something that is little more than JSON-encoded WHOIS.

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