[dns-operations] Problems resolving .gov using DLV

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Thu Mar 19 01:26:28 UTC 2009

Just a point of clarification: I believe the RIRs (also purported to  
be "public benefit not for profit" companies) copyright and place  
terms of use on the information they provide via whois to (presumably)  
try to limit abuse.

In any event, this is probably not the right venue to raise this  
discussion so apologies.


On Mar 17, 2009, at 6:55 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> ITAR currently has no terms of use.  Should it?  If so, what?
>> Thanks,
>> -drc
> you could assert a compilation copyright.  (the constituent keys would
> presumably remain the property of the TLD operators who created them.)
> ICANN as a public benefit not for profit company incorporated in the
> public interest should protect itself with a hold-harmless clause, but
> it's hard for me to fathom any redistribution limits as "public  
> benefit".

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