[dns-operations] fun with .gov
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>
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