Re: [ga] Verisign removing expiration dates from WHOIS Data?
Registrars are required to include the expiration date in their whois.
3.3 Public Access to Data on Registered Names. During the Term of this
3.3.1 At its expense, Registrar shall provide an interactive web page and
a port 43 Whois service providing free public query-based access to
up-to-date (i.e., updated at least daily) data concerning all active
Registered Names sponsored by Registrar for each TLD in which it is
accredited. The data accessible shall consist of elements that are
designated from time to time according to an ICANN adopted specification
or policy. Until ICANN otherwise specifies by means of an ICANN adopted
specification or policy, this data shall consist of the following elements
as contained in Registrar's database:
220.127.116.11 The name of the Registered Name;
18.104.22.168 The names of the primary nameserver and secondary nameserver(s)
for the Registered Name;
22.214.171.124 The identity of Registrar (which may be provided through
126.96.36.199 The original creation date of the registration;
188.8.131.52 The expiration date of the registration;
184.108.40.206 The name and postal address of the Registered Name Holder;
220.127.116.11 The name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number,
and (where available) fax number of the technical contact for the
Registered Name; and
18.104.22.168 The name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number,
and (where available) fax number of the administrative contact for the
On Sat, 16 Mar 2002, George Kirikos wrote:
> Take a look at the WHOIS for the domain name "auction-barn.com"
> In particular:
> Record last updated on 15-Mar-2002.
> Record created on 26-Jan-2000.
> Database last updated on 16-Mar-2002 04:35:00 EST.
> The "Record Expires" date is missing.
> If VGRS goes ahead with WLS, this is a potentially serious issue, as
> consumers might be misled into purchasing WLS slots on names that
> expire years in the future, as they'd have no way of knowing when the
> name truly expires (let alone when it is released, even if it should be
> past expiry). Existing customers and domain owners would also not be
> able to check for sure when a name is due to expire, if they can't
> check the WHOIS on their own names.
> Furthermore, aren't registrars required to show certain data elements
> in their WHOIS, as part of their accreditation contracts??
> George Kirikos
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