[gtld-tech] Web-based WHOIS, https, redirects
rubensk at nic.br
Tue Feb 14 10:17:59 UTC 2017
> On Feb 14, 2017, at 8:00 AM, Alexander Mayrhofer <alexander.mayrhofer at nic.at> wrote:
> As we al lknow, ICANN requires " ... and a web-based Directory Service at <whois.nic.TLD> providing free public query-based access... ". However, I'm currently struggling with the question whether there are any more detailed specifications with regards to this?
> Specifically, would ICANN allow a redirect from http: (port 80) to https: (port 443)? I understand that some of our fellow registry backend operators are doing this, but is there any word regarding this in ICANN documents? I couldn't find any.
> Can anyone point me into the right direction?
There might not be any... but as long as IETF and W3C standards are followed, you are on safe grounds.
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