[dns-operations] Official WHOIS redirector for TLDs

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Wed Mar 19 17:52:18 UTC 2014

* Rubens Kuhl:

> Em 19/03/2014, à(s) 14:30:000, Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> escreveu:
>> Is there are offical, documented WHOIS redirector for TLDs with some
>> long-term interface stability.  WHOIS.IANA.ORG might do the job, but I
>> couldn't find official documentation pointing to it.
> Do you mean WebWHOIS ?

No, the good old port 43 protocol.

> All new gTLDs are required to have whois.nic.<TLD> for port 43
> services, and it's usual for that URL to also have WebWHOIS. The
> tricky part is knowing who is implementing http://whois.nic.<TLD>
> and who is implementing https://whois.nic.<TLD>.

You also need to know what is a new TLD.

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