[dns-operations] fun with .gov

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Thu Jan 21 08:23:32 UTC 2010

* Jacco Tunnissen:

> My idea is that taking .gov whois offline was ordered by DHS to hide
> sensitive information from prying eyes.

It's been like this for a while.  There used to be web-based WHOIS,
but I had the impression that it was intended to require
authentication, and it provided data to the general public because of
a state management bug only (you had to visit pages in a certain order
to get the data, IIRC).

Florian Weimer                <fweimer at bfk.de>
BFK edv-consulting GmbH       http://www.bfk.de/
Kriegsstraße 100              tel: +49-721-96201-1
D-76133 Karlsruhe             fax: +49-721-96201-99

More information about the dns-operations mailing list