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Re: Supported TLDs

From: Ashish
Subject: Re: Supported TLDs
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:37:29 +0000
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On Sun, Jan 09, 2022 at 04:34:07PM -0500, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    >    I hope 2022 is already up to a good start over there. I am doing
>    >    some research and I noticed certain TLDs such as .art and .eth are
>    >    not resolving properly from the whois command, are such domains on
>    >    the map to be supported?
>    > 
>    > They are supported, but the TLD list needs updating.  Would you like
>    > to contribut such a patch?  whois/tld_serv_list contains all the TLD
>    > mappings.
>    Instead of maintaining a list of WHOIS servers which can easily get
>    outdated, one could maybe whois query whois.iana.org to know where
>    to go next:
> A script that could do that would be useful, would you like to give it
> a try?  Would there be any issues with terms of service or such?

I think that list could very easily become stale as new TLDs keep popping up, 
and registries update DNS names for WHOIS servers, which is why I think instead 
of generating/embedding such a list in the binary, we should maybe update the 
logic to do whois all the way from the whois.iana.org in the program, and 
maintain a local cache with some long TTL, so as to not stress IANA, or other 
intermediate servers.

> I doubt we would want to run it very often, but just before release
> would make sense.

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