[anti-abuse-wg] Changing Whois server behaviour, was Discussion on 2011-06
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Fri Jun 22 12:02:05 CEST 2012
I would agree with all the discussion about the various RIR's. Something being "broken" is a matter of perspective so there is no point in arguing over that. I think it highlights the need for at least some kind of standard across the RIR's even if it it is inadequate at this time. It seems to be a waste of time to develop all kinds of local standards. As for the overall process the "outrage" comes from people who keep claiming a "consensus" when the truth of the matter is that most people have no idea what is going on. Millions of people use the domain and IP whois databases every day. There are many automated possibilities for security and these services are being inhibited by a poor whois system. It isn't going to get improved if people can't even figure out what is going on without spending half their life going through transcripts of meetings.