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ICANN Working Group Is Seeking Input on a Replacement for the Current WHOIS System

An ICANN working group is seeking public input on a successor to the current WHOIS system for domain names. The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) has issued a report [PDF] that recommends a radical change from WHOIS… The EWG is proposing a shift to an "aggregated RDS [registration data service] (ARDS) model", whereby most access to domain name registration details would be provided from a central repository. This would mean that operators of WHOIS services would no longer have to provide port 43 access to the public (port 43 is generally used for WHOIS queries).

Read full story: Computerworld

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