14 April 2018 ·
Spoke to Kieren yesterday afternoon which led to
Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse
Can we still have a GDPR moratorium, asks US domain-name body
Put WHOIS into the DNS under the domain owner's control and treat the ICANN/registry/registrar information like any business would treat customer information.
Points of Information:
What are phone companies and other analogous organization doing about their directories?
The EU only has limited jurisdiction, about 27 countries out of almost 200 in this world, why not just create a check box on domain registrations, "To the best of my knowledge I believe I am within the jurisdiction of the EU's GDPR [ ] YES [ ] NO".
Whois was dead already. It used to actually be useful and formed a social network of its own.
It has not been useful this century though. You could just shut it off and nothing would change at this point.
Anybody that wants to has by now put TXT records in their DNS that can what they want to.
One day ICANN will read all those comments 😉
I find whois useful and actually have an internal whois system for my home network.
yeah but that's not whois that's rwhois or should be
whois is a record
rwhois has pointers and records
You know like "com? Oh, a com name, go here -->
to look up that name, here let me do it for you.
That is sort of how the com split should have happened really, it's what it was made for.
When these things a decided in secret and issued as proclamations there is a tendency to miss things. Like a lot of RFC. There's gold in a lot of the old ones. I don't know why then even bother to publish new ones, nobody doing anything new will go near anything that starts with I. It's somewhat of a Pariah organization at this point as piece by piece it's routed around.
Reasonable article, but once again, marred by the unprofessional nature of the headline.
Well, I suppose I'd better be grateful that it says "Europe" instead of resorting to ethnopaulism..
Data is the new Oil. Zuckerberg is the new Rockefeller. The EU is not playing ball in creating wealth for the 1%.
Volker Greimann replied
Good read Michele ... GDPR and the observations of different organisation’s approach is ... fascinating!
People in the US dont understand privacy as they are hypnotised by freedom of speech issues. Ask Stephanie, as one of the few who actually understands this
Farzaneh Badii replied
Kieren buried the lede. I love this quote from the EU response to ICANN's request for an extension.
"ICANN should take care in defining purposes in a manner which corresponds to its own organizational mission and mandate, which is to coordinate the s… See more
Boy that's a lot of words to say "mission creep".