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Inventory and Analysis of WHOIS Registration Objects (RFC7485) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241090D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Mar-26
Document File: 66 page(s) / 74K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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L. Zhou: AUTHOR [+5]


Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and Domain Name Registries (DNRs) have historically maintained a lookup service to permit public access to some portion of the registry database. Most registries offer the service via the WHOIS protocol [RFC3912], with additional services being offered via World Wide Web pages, bulk downloads, and other services, such as Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL) [RFC2622].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           L. Zhou Request for Comments: 7485                                       N. Kong Category: Informational                                          S. Shen ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    CNNIC                                                                 S. Sheng                                                                    ICANN                                                                A. Servin                                                                   LACNIC                                                               March 2015

           Inventory and Analysis of WHOIS Registration Objects


   WHOIS output objects from registries, including both Regional    Internet Registries (RIRs) and Domain Name Registries (DNRs), were    collected and analyzed.  This document describes the process and    results of the statistical analysis of existing WHOIS information.    The purpose of this document is to build an object inventory to    facilitate discussions of data objects included in Registration Data    Access Protocol (RDAP) responses.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Zhou, et al.                  Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7485             Inventory of WHOIS Reg. Objects          March 2015

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