[dns-operations] whois location standard

Jay Daley jay at nominet.org.uk
Tue Aug 26 09:48:39 UTC 2008

> aa.xx can subvert the xx WHOIS service, as perceived by the end user,
> by claiming to run its own WHOIS service and serve bad or misleading
> data for aa.xx.

That depends on how you think the SRV WHOIS record is meant to be used or 
more generally WHOIS is meant to be used.  AFAIK WHOIS is always the 
parent talking about the child.

So only xx can give a WHOIS answer for aa.xx.  aa.xx can't give one for 


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