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RE: [alac] ALERT: What is WHOIS really fpr

  • To: "Bret Fausett" <bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [alac] ALERT: What is WHOIS really fpr
  • From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 13:59:07 -0400

At 08:55 AM 6/23/2006 -0700, Bret Fausett wrote:

One of the technical problems is that some of these "tiered access" and
"footprint" models may work only for a web-based whois system,

That's not the plan. Authentication could be implemented with tokens for non-web access too.

and, as
Roberto points out, changing the nature of the service will add costs to
registrar and/or registry operations. Who pays?

The registries and registrars have supported moving away from the "all access all the time" model for WHOIS, so presumably they feel benefits of tiered or limited access justify implementation costs for them.


Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Chilling Effects: http://www.chillingeffects.org

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