[dns-operations] whois location standard

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Tue Aug 26 09:55:14 UTC 2008

* Jay Daley:

> 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.

Not always the case:

   Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
   Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
   Name Server: NS1.NETSOL.COM
   Name Server: NS2.NETSOL.COM
   Name Server: NS3.NETSOL.COM
   Status: clientDeleteProhibited
   Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Status: clientUpdateProhibited
   Updated Date: 26-jun-2006
   Creation Date: 27-apr-1998
   Expiration Date: 26-apr-2016

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

So we start the process with www.aa.xx (which is quite natural
anyway), and still end up using the data from aa.xx.

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