Replacing the Whois Protocol: IRIS and the IETF's CRISP Working Group

  title={Replacing the Whois Protocol: IRIS and the IETF's CRISP Working Group},
  author={Andrew L. Newton},
  journal={IEEE Internet Computing},
  • A. Newton
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Internet Computing
The Nicname/Whois protocol has served well, but it remains unchanged since it was first published in the early 1980s, despite great change in the infrastructure and administration of the Internet. There is now more diversity with domain names and IP networks and associated contacts, as well as among the users submitting queries via Whois. The protocol is now so fragmented in terms of information flow and output that queries yield inconsistent results under current conditions. To address the… 

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