[dns-operations] Denying Whois DB by GeoIP

Kaio Rafael kaiorafael at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 03:04:40 UTC 2017

Em quinta-feira, 8 de junho de 2017, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com> escreveu:

> In article <
> CAF2aHgGKJwiWBcJP2mqxNRcRobPcM7TMyrDQC-88-UG73ScP0g at mail.gmail.com
> <javascript:;>> you write:
> >Is there any RFC or other documentation that says that a TLD (whois in
> this
> >case) can deny requests based on IP Geolocation?
> No, but there is also nothing that says that ccTLDs have to provide
> any WHOIS service at all.

That is a good point

> The issue of WHOIS access for security researchers is an ongoing hot
> topic at ICANN.  For some reason there is a bunch of self-appointed
> privacy advocates who deny that WHOIS is useful for security research
> at all.  You don't have to tell us that they're

Far from me saying such thing. The point I was trying to understand is why
many networks including universities, mobile operators, and isp providers
geographically dispersed were /are not able to get such data.

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Kaio Rafael,
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