[Dnssec-deployment] Publishing DS records in WHOIS

Gilles Massen gilles.massen at restena.lu
Fri Jul 30 05:08:31 EDT 2010


Jim Reid wrote:

> whois is orthogonal to DNS and should remain that way. As a general
> rule, registries don't publish whois data in the DNS, so why put DNS
> data in whois?

Actually most whois servers show delegation information already. And I
believe there is a good reason for this: customer service. Whois (on
port 43 or via web interface) gives the average registrant a way to
check if the registry has the information he thinks it should have. In a
human readable way.

Gilles

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