Reply to post: Re: At the heart of the issue is the fact that the Whois service was developed 20 years ago...

Who had ICANN suing a German registrar over GDPR and Whois? Congrats, it's happening

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Re: At the heart of the issue is the fact that the Whois service was developed 20 years ago...

RFC 812 was obseleted twice, RFC3912 (the current whois Spec Published Sept 2004) states

The WHOIS protocol has no provisions for strong security. WHOIS lacks mechanisms for access control, Integrity, and confidentiality. Accordingly, WHOIS-based services should only be used for information which is non-sensitive and intended to be accessible to everyone. The absence of such security mechanisms means this protocol would not normally be acceptable to the IETF at the time of this writing.

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