[dns-operations] ICANN and, was Re: Some DNSSEC trivia

Shane Kerr Shane_Kerr at isc.org
Wed Jan 16 14:57:43 UTC 2008

brett wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dns-operations-bounces at lists.oarci.net [mailto:dns-operations-
>> bounces at lists.oarci.net] On Behalf Of David Conrad
>> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:26 AM
>> To: Edward Lewis
>> Cc: dns-operations at lists.oarci.net; Mark Andrews
>> Subject: Re: [dns-operations] ICANN and, was Re: Some DNSSEC trivia
>> On Jan 9, 2008, at 2:37 PM, Edward Lewis wrote:
>>> If ICANN is not doing it's job, it isn't (only) up to the engineers
>>> to solve it,  other folks are impacted as well.  Sure, I wish ICANN
>>> was more engineering oriented.  Maybe we'd have IRIS in place.
>> Not to stray too far from DNS operations related topics, but I'm
>> actually curious: has anyone (RIRs, LIRs, ISPs, DNS Registries, and/or
>> DNS registrars) actually deployed IRIS?  I don't think IANA has ever
>> gotten a delegation request for anything in IRIS.ARPA...
> The RIPE NCC did an Iris pilot not sure but I don't think is currently
> being moved forward though.
> http://www.ripe.net/db/iris-pilot/

The technology situation in the Whois space is somewhat complex. This is because
of the strange disjoint between data providers, data publishers, data consumers,
and technology developers, as well as the somewhat strange way the data
publishers (domain folks, RIRs, and so on) decide on policy.

I really don't think we will see any migration to anything else until people
providing Whois services stop using this to publish the data.

[ Full disclosure: I was deeply involved in the RIPE NCC Iris pilot. :) ]


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