[dns-operations] Denying Whois DB by GeoIP

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Sat Jun 10 12:59:58 UTC 2017

In article <09BD6BB0-00AA-43B7-BC8B-BECF6F3FA4C0 at rfc1035.com> you write:
>For instance, drop-catchers are known to make zillions of whois lookups to find out when domain names expire. Other
>scumbags in the registrar business do this to mount phishing attacks at renewal time. Now these botttom feeders
>could swamp the registry with EPP queries. But many don’t. They just use whois to harvest that data.

Since the information is not secret, there's no rule against
drop-catching, and drop-carchers are not going away, how about coming
up with a way to provide the info efficiently?

You don't have to like them, but you do have to live with them.


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