[dns-operations] Denying Whois DB by GeoIP

Patrik Fältström paf at frobbit.se
Fri Jun 9 05:26:32 UTC 2017

On 9 Jun 2017, at 2:55, John Levine wrote:

> For some reason there is a bunch of self-appointed
> privacy advocates who deny that WHOIS is useful for security research
> at all.


And lots of push in ICANN to recognize something that is called "proxy registrations".

But there is also legislation that say that things like whois data that describe private persons (as compared to organisations) is not to be publicly available. And we in the EU get new legislation called GDPR from May 2018 that makes things even more complicated.

The only path forward is to get tiered access to whois data, and then discuss who ends up under what circumstances in what tier.

Unfortunately, which John explain between the lines, the discussions are not very constructive. :-(

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