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Maybe UCANN School ICANN on Whois

“Raise your hand if you use whois every day. Even if your hand
isn’t up, and you just regard whois as an essential sysadmin tool,
this post is for you.

“Because if you’re interested in keeping whois working for the
those it was made for in the first place, you need to visit the
battlefield where whois’ future is being determined right now. That
is, you must be Beowulf to the Grendel that is the Intellectual
Property Community. Worse, you must confront him in the vast cave
that is ICANN…”

Complete
Story

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Using PHP classes to navigate distributed whois databases
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