- Does this policy mean that registrars will no longer be required to run their own WHOIS server for .COM, .NET and .JOBS domain names once the data has been migrated to the registries?
- Once registrars migrate to the relevant Registry Operator all required fields of Existing Domain Names that are available in the Registrar database that enable the Registry Operator to comply with WHOIs, the registrar is no longer required to provide port-43 WHOIS service. However, registrars must maintain and continue to support a web-based WHOIS service.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
- Submit questions via firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject heading “Inquiry – Thick Whois Transition Policy”.