RE: [ga] YesNIC hoarding joesworld.com
Unh-huh. Nice catch. That puts you 2 for 2 this week - not bad for the
lawyer bird ;)
Note to everyone else: expect the utility of whois to decline
dramatically as this observation catches on. (assuming that the John's
interpretation is more correct than mine...)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
> Of John Berryhill Ph.D. J.D.
> Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 2:19 PM
> To: email@example.com; 'Abraham Ingersoll'; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [ga] YesNIC hoarding joesworld.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> > This is covered under 1.7 of the RAA...
> > [...]
> > Registry Database may be a Registered Name even though it does not
> > appear in a zone file (e.g., a registered but inactive name).
> > In this case, the whois appears to be inaccurate at the
> registrar ("No
> > match for "joesworld.com") -
> But that's the beauty of the game, Ross. Note that a domain
> name under Sect. 1.7 of the RAA may be "registered but
> inactive". Further note that the obligation to provide whois
> data applies only to "active" registered domain names.
> Section 3.3.1:
> 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.
> Don't you see? There is NOTHING wrong with what YesNIC is
> doing here. As long as the domain name is not an "active
> Registered Name", then they are under no obligation to
> provide WHOIS data of any kind at all.
> Section 1.7 says that you can have inactive registered names,
> and Section 3.3.1 says that you have to provide whois data
> for "active" registered names. You can have as many inactive
> registered names with no whois data as you would like.
> If I'm missing something, then point to a specific term of
> the RAA that YesNIC is violating.
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