AW: ENUM trials in general
- Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 14:25:43 +0100
Von: Jim Reid 
Gesendet: Di 25.02.2003 14:14
An: Stastny Richard
Cc: Sabine Dolderer/Denic; Michael Haberler; axel.pawlik@localhost carsten@localhost daniel.karrenberg@localhost enum-trials@localhost marco.bernardi@localhost richard@localhost
Betreff: Re: ENUM trials in general
I am not convinced of the need for whois (either in general or for
ENUM in particular). There is general consensus within the UK ENUM
Group that a whois functionality is neither necessary nor desirable.
I suppose this could change in light of experience gained during the
Maybe you missed my citation about TS 102 172
For ENUM, I think that ultimately DNS hosting will be done by the
telco or equivalent entity that's responsible for some number block.
Now it seems you missed at lot of the recent discussion. In UK you have
numberblocks hosted by telcos, interesting, especially all the big ported single
If that's true, this entity can be the initial point of contact for
any DNS technical issues which crop up. I wonder how often whois gets
genuinely used for that purpose today? And for ENUM, there will be
cases where people will want to register a domain and NOT have a whois
entry at all: an unlisted phone number perhaps. I believe that some
regulators can get uptight about providing a reverse lookup capability
on telephone numbers.