[members-discuss] [ncc-announce] [news] The Future of the RIPE Database Proxy Service
Mike Hollowell mike at theinternet.org.uk
Tue Mar 12 01:47:14 CET 2013
I agree, we should keep FUD out of the discussion. Geektools whois provides no benefit over a whois query to RIPE. They admit to it being used to scrape information from the database and counter this with a nice high contrast 4 letter upper case only "security" measure to "prevent" abuse. Their standard whois server doesn't even require this minimal level of FUD, sorry security. If they want services from RIPE, they need to become a member, pay the appropriate services fee and work within the parameters set by members. The membership at large gain no benefit from a proxy service. Mike On Mon, 2013-03-11 at 23:40 +0100, Sander Steffann wrote: > Hi, > > >> To give an example: one of them is at > >> http://www.geektools.com/whois.php. > > > > And I'm so glad to be (as a paying RIPE member, and as an ICANN accredited > > domain registrar running whois servers) funding their business model of > > providing a "service" with adsense plastered all over the page(s) querying > > "my" databases ... > > I am sorry, it seems you have looked at a different site. Unless you count one ad at the bottom of the page as 'adsense plastered all over the page(s)'. > > Let's keep the FUD out of this discussion, shall we? > Sander > > > ---- > If you don't want to receive emails from the RIPE NCC members-discuss > mailing list, please log in to your LIR Portal account and go to the general page: > https://lirportal.ripe.net/general/view > > Click on "Edit my LIR details", under "Subscribed Mailing Lists". From here, you can add or remove addresses.