[dns-operations] whois location standard

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Tue Aug 26 08:17:53 UTC 2008

* Calvin Browne:

> What I like is it can apply to any zone (dig _nicname._tcp.co.za SRV
> +short).

It doesn't work for non-TLD domains because anyone at a TLD that
hasn't got such a SRV record could install her own record and lead
people to the wrong WHOIS server.

(In other words, you need the publix suffix list.)

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